This post has been brought to you by the letter P.

  1. We shall now crown the new princess of poetry for receiving the most votes in the write-your-own-lullaby contest.  Congratulations to Shoebox Princess for this lovely little nighttime morsel, sung to the tune of Give, Said the Little Stream:

Sleep said the mommy, Sleep,
Rest your head, Sleepyhead
Sleep said the mommy, Sleep
As I tuck you into bed

You’re small, you know
But wherever you go,
I’ll be there to keep you safe

When you wake up we will play
Morning, noon, thru all the day
But for now sweet dreams shall be
Nighttime love from me

She wins this beautiful crown of glory, and a coveted stint on my sidebar.  Nice work, SP.  Don’t you think the tiara will go nicely with your blog theme?  I think that, in her honor, we should all sing this to our children at bedtime tonight.

Poetry crown

2.  Because I’m feeling a little precocious, I wrote this little tongue twister reminiscent of Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.  Only mine is much more realistic . . . unless I’m the only person who lives nursery rhymes (remember all those horrible ones like birds pecking eyes out and stuff?) and the rest of you live fairy tales.

Patient parent pleaded plenty to pouting primary-aged persons:  “Please put piles, pieces, plates and pants in their perfect little places.” But if patient parent pleads plenty and primary-aged persons persist in procrastinating, how much patience can patient parent really possess?  Please let this penetrate your puny perception:  It’s possible that patient parent will purposely project unpleasant punishments at puckish primary-aged persons resulting in personal pain, penitence and panic …. So presume this:  Patient parent’s patience is not nearly as plentiful as you perhaps perceive.  (So go pick up your blasted peck of of piles, pieces, plates, and pants for Pete’s sake!)

It’s possible I need a nap.

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13 thoughts on “This post has been brought to you by the letter P.

  1. I bow before your reader’s and your awesomeness.

    And congrats on the MMB gig! When Motherboard said that she had asked someone to run the discussion, I immediately figured it was you. You’re perfect for it!

  2. Well, I am just totally chagrined that I did not win the tiara. Wait…did I enter? I’m sure my rhyme went something like, “Go to bed, or it’s military school for you.” Sung to “The Stars and Stripes Forever”.

    You know, the sentimental stuff I’m famous for.

  3. Please do not watch while I do a jiggly dance of happiness! (jiggle jiggle jiggle)

    Whee!

    So this is pretty much what winning an Oscar is like, right? And yes, the tiara fits quite nicely. So I can put that button on my blog?

    All the nursery rhymes were wonderful. So hats (and tiaras) off and high fives to all the others who submitted nursery rhymes because you all are awesome!

  4. Whoa. I think you’re a mind reader — that tongue twister perfectly portrays the pandemonium my pathetic primary president has had to put up with presently. Our primary program is this Sunday, and we are ALL tearing our hair out- our Primary secretary moved two months ago, and never was replaced, and our 2nd counselor just got released last week and is moving this week! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    But I love the lullaby. I think

  5. Whoa. I think you’re a mind reader — that tongue twister perfectly portrays the pandemonium my pathetic primary president has had to put up with presently. Our primary program is this Sunday, and we are ALL tearing our hair out- our Primary secretary moved two months ago, and never was replaced, and our 2nd counselor just got released last week and is moving this week! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    But I love the lullaby. I think Mrs.Shoebox should submit it to the Friend!

  6. I love your little tongue-twister.
    And I totally should have started singing the winning lullaby tonight, because “Brush your teeth and go to bed…NOW” clearly wasn’t working!

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