How He Rolls

October 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Posted in Giggles, Haiku Friday | 10 Comments
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Haiku Friday: How He Rolls


“It’s my lucky day!”
He shouts, because the toilet
Paper roll ran out.

He jumps down the hall,
The cardboard tube carefully
Cradled to his chest.

He dreams up tunnels,
Giraffes, telescopes, trumpets,
His for the making.

I see one more thing
I need to buy, where he sees

The sum total of
What his brain and the craft drawer
Can concoct today.

What household items get your children excited? How would you define possibility as they experience it? And when do we lose that simple excitement about all an ordinary day can hold?  



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  1. Gosh I love your photos and your writing so much. Hope to connect again soon, we’re getting ready to go the 29th and I am all kinds of crazy right now. xo

    • Wow! Ten days and counting, huh? I must admit, knowing all that’s in store for you and your family, I am a little jealous. Hang in there, and remember to have fun. And a disclaimer: This particular picture’s not mine. It’s from Flickr Creative Common.

      PS: We now own a minivan!

  2. Love it!!

  3. Love.

  4. We keep those for crafts also! Love your way of putting it on paper!

  5. Wow, even your photo of a toilet paper roll is stunning! 😉 In our house it’s also “Save me the toilet rolls!” And he also loves rubber bands, paper, cardboard boxes…and post it notes are the most special of treats, so much so that they made it to his list of requests for Santa one year. That’s one of the most wonderful things about kids, eh? To appreciate again through their eyes.

  6. Oh, just saw your note about the photo. Well, your photos are beautiful in general!

  7. That is adorable! My girls, for some reason, love cotton balls? And of course, bubble wrap!

  8. Ha, I love your clever titles. My kids adore tp rolls as well! That and boxes. 🙂

  9. Yup, toilet paper rolls are big around here too. (And their big sister, the paper towel roll.) Lately another popular one has been egg cartons. Just yesterday, my 5yo cut one up and made a cute little collection of egg shaped people. Personally, I’m a fan of any toy that doesn’t make noise and is absolutely free.

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