Surviving Summer Funtimes 2019 — Week the Second

Jackie Pick

I memorialized our second full week of Summer Funtimes in a series of Haiku I like to call…

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Kids ask “What’s for dinner?”almost as often as Isay what's for dinner.
This very next diveI’m sure will be the best oneYES, I'M WATCHING YOU.
Lemonade stands arebetter in theory than inPractice. No one's here.
My kids want to help
me at the grocery store.Clean up aisle nine.
I don’t like critters.Please don’t shove them in my face.Extreme close-up frog
Drink your water, please.Drink your water. Drink it all.Drink your water, please.
I was not warned ‘boutPutting sunscreen on wriggling.children. Use caution.
Remember that timewhen I sat and read a book?YEAH, I DON’T EITHER.
Oh, it’s just a scratch.Maybe a bruise. Or broken bone.Minute Clinic Bound.
Why are you still up?Didn’t this…

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