Friday, September 21, 2007

Children as Houseguests: Haiku Friday


Add two houseguest kids
to three of my own and get?
Chaotic laughter.

My own far from neat,
why do I grumble and groan
about toothpaste blobs?


A friend and her husband went away this week, and I had her 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son for a couple of nights. Whew! A lot of work, especially during the school week. Funny how we have come to accept all the quirks and idiosynchracies of our own children yet we find it difficult when we view similar issues in other children.


[This is my first entry into the whimsical world of Haiku Friday. I hope to join in again!]

10 comments:

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Yay. Glad you joined us for Haiku Friday. I can barely handle one husband and one toddler? I'm glad you survived your fam + interlopers!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

So glad you played along!

Great haiku. I fear other people's children.

Blue Momma said...

We haven't had overnight guests yet.

I don't look forward to it!

And your second one? Totally me with my husband!

WorksForMom said...

chaotic laughter? love it!! great haiku (and blog - i'll be back).

Secret Agent Mama said...

They screamed all day long
They were really hard to "get"
I thought I would cry

Oh my! I added two extra kids a few weeks back and it almost landed me in the nut house. I will pray for you.

cate said...

great haiku! wow...sounds like a busy house!

Irishcoda said...

LOL, cute haiku! It's been really nutty around here, sorry I didn't get back sooner about online jigsaw puzzles.

You can download one to try from yahoo games called Super Jigsaw. That one is the best, the most like a real jigsaw puzzle.

Websites with jigsaws that are okay...

http://www.jigzone.com/gallery

http://www.jigsawplanet.com/

Have a great weekend!

VDog said...

Wow! You are incredible! One is kicking my butt!

Good job on your first time out! Play again next week, it'll be fun! (And I love the local company.) :)

island jen said...

Great haiku,
it's like I always say:
Kids (and dogs) are like farts,
you can stand your own
but you can't stand anyone elses!
LOL
Gross but so very true.

Nesting Momma said...

Hope you are having a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by WW.

Rides to Heaven on a Gyroscope

A couple of months ago, I saw a client I hadn't seen for a number of months. Like more than a dozen people have in the recent past, she ...