Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hopeful Parent-ku

I'm over at Hopeful Parents today with the following entry.  Be sure to click your way over to their site and sit down a spell!

Alright, let's get real here for a minute.  I have admittedly been a wee bit lax on regular blogging, which in turn means a laxness here at Hopeful Parents.  As I've said in my own blog, it's not that I don't have things to say, it's just that I realized that my state of mind recently is such that all my blog posts end up sounding whiny and bitchy.  I'm not a smoke and mirrors, everything-is-just peachy-when-really-it's-not kind of girl--quite the opposite--but it still doesn't feel right to me to look back on my reflections and to only read negativity.  I very briefly tried to hold myself to a weekly entry called 'thankful Sundays.'  My family does not attend church, so reflecting on what I was thankful for on a day traditionally held for church-going, I thought  was good practice.  Yep...didn't last very long.  The gripes took over way too often and made me feel false in my attempts to try and come up with something cheery.  (yes, this is all probably good information for a therapist or the zen teacher I probably need to start seeing)
So with that, I decided that today I wasn't going to bitch and whine.  No, sir, we're going to have a little fun here today, and I do hope that you'll join me!
Back when I lived on the mother ship, (that's the great state of Texas for those of you who don't know), I was a member of a lovely virtual community of mothers.  One such mother has her own fabulous blog called 'Haiku of the Day,' which I highly recommend you read.  Kari's pretty damned funny, and her haikus are, too, even though life is certainly not always a bowl of cherries for her either.  It's quite therapeutic to come up with your own haiku when things are seeming a bit shitty in your life, so I think today is a perfect time to come up with a few of my own.  They don't always have to be funny, and they don't always have to be sad; they're quick expressions of your feelings or current situation.  I find that leaving them as they are on my first take is best.  I honestly don't ever remember revising a haiku upon second reading as you might with other poetry styles.  Here's my quick take on a few haikus for today.  Share some of yours in the comments section!

Shower, elusive
My hair's still in a clip
Oh, wait, that's the dog!

Diapers at seven
Not quite what I imagined
No pee on the floor!

Little brother big
While bigger brother little
Confuses me some

 Parenting is hard
Nobody warned me of this
Where's my manual?


Paul and Kerry said...

Diapers at seven, indeed.

Also fun? google had a Betty ford ad below this post. Google knows everything about me.

redheadmomma said...

I love this! I'm not at all talented with poems/words - got strengths in other areas - but loved yours :) :)

redheadmomma said...

I love this! I'm not at all talented with poems/words - got strengths in other areas - but loved yours :) :)

Nico said...

This is cute. Funny little haiku.