There Once Was a Man From Nantuckett....

Just kidding. :)

But I did write a limerick today for the class I'm taking over at Scrap Girls. Our assignment was to scrap about a typical day and so after watching an episode of "Electric Company" on PBS and learning about limericks, I had an itch to write one. And darn it all, I think it turned out pretty good! One could say that I'm proud of myself even. Ha.

So here's the layout -- I have taken on the challenge of doing two-pagers for this class so that I'll have a full album when I'm done. So I'll show you the full spread, then the two sides so you can see the details close up.

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Here's the poem:

"At six I should jump out of bed
At seven I roll out instead
Wipe the sleep from my eyes
And try to arise
As I plan out the day that’s ahead.

Get breakfast prepared for the kid
Find the shoes and the socks that were hid
Get them dressed on the stair
Try to do my own hair
And remember with the keys what I did.

Driving to the doctor who’s far
Staying dry safe and warm in the car
It’s time for W’s shot
In his little leg spot
He’s so brave -- he’s my sweet superstar.

Naptime comes ‘round in a hurry
The time of the day that I scurry
Do as much as I can
In a two hour span
About what I don’t do? I can’t worry.

It is time for a lunch that is good
Though my stinker is picky with food
Try a sandwich of jelly
That’s good for his belly
Oh the challenges of this Motherhood!

Dinner’s here before I can blink
Let the kids watch TV while I think
As I try to prepare
Baby’s in the high chair
And I reach for my favorite soft drink.

Then hubby gets home pretty late
Some days not ‘til seven or eight
Long is his commute
He spends all day en route
Lots of patience he must demonstrate.

Going to bed now is sweet
Reading our book is complete
The kids close their eyes
And I do likewise
For tomorrow it all will repeat!"

I'm sure you moms (and some dads) out there can relate!

What would your limerick say about your daily life?

This layout uses Little Birdy Collection, Just Be You Collection Biggie, Sweet Whispers Collection, Dynamic Brush Set: Fancy Glitter 6401, Assemble Your Own: Alpha Strings Biggie - White, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 2 11101, Scrap Simple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry 5001, Extra - Tape Embellishment, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor 4901 - Biggie, Assemble Your Own: Spiral Bound, and Life's Canvas Collection Biggie.


JAG said...

Great job Laur!!

Kylie said...

I'm impressed! A whole day, in limerick form, amazing!

Shalae said...

This is such a cute layout! I can't wait to see what you get done with the class!

Janae said...

Great limerick and layout! You always do such a great job!

Erin said...

I'm proud of you too, Laurel! Your limerick really sums up a day in the life of a mom!

Renee said...

Laurel you are just too cute!

Lynleah (Bevans) Smart said...

I absolutely love it! I love how the poem makes you have a rhythm even though I wasn't reading it out loud. Love it!! And, as always, the layout is gorgeous.

Christy said...

Ha! Too cute and all too true!! :) Love it! You are rockin' this class!

Emmers said...

How cute! I love your limerick. It describes the day perfectly. Can I plagiarize it? jk Seriously so cute though. You are so talented. Your page looks darling too.