Monday, February 7, 2011

When Life Gives You Snow, Make Snowballs

My six-year-old loves Shel Silverstein poems.
And I couldn't be more geeked!

He's beginning to understand the irony too, like in his poem, SNOWBALL:

I made myself a snow ball as perfect as could be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it's head.
Then, last night it ran away.
But first -- it wet the bed.

It's one of his favorites, and reminds us of the little snowman that sits on our windowsill:


"Mooom, that's too silly. You can't sell snowballs!"

(pic:brazenmoney.com)

14 comments:

salarsenッ said...

That's so great: he's all about poems. Love that book, btw.

Melissa said...

That book is so awesome! My friend recently bought it and we spent hours reading all the poems in there. I remembered so many from when I was a kid!

Jen Daiker said...

I love that book and for the life of me have no idea why it isn't sitting on my bookshelf with all the others I adore.

Amazon.com here I come.

I also love that poem and your child is too funny.

Meredith said...

Love Shel Silverstein so much! How fun to introduce those poems to your son!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

We just had more snow last night.

Just as the last dump was beging to melt. :P

Sometimes tells me I wouldn't do too hot right now in the snowball selling business. Oh, well! Next idea . . . .

Maddy said...

How cute!! I love how they get smarter every day. My nephew surprises me every time :)

Little Ms J said...

I love Shel Silverstein. And who says you can't sell snowballs?

Have a great day, lady!

Debbie said...

Shel - brings back very happy memories of when mine were younger:)

Indigo said...

My daughter loved Shel Silverstein when she was younger, still does. His books are a priceless collection to any library, at any age. (Hugs)Indigo

blueviolet said...

I just couldn't love Shel Silverstein more! He is brilliantly funny.

Kelly said...

I heart Shel Silverstein. I must have read that book hundreds of times in my youth, and I, too, was excited when my kids wanted to read the poems and giggle with me! He's the reason I love poetry.

Colene Murphy said...

Ah...I love that book. What a perfect poem for these days!!

Plamena Schmidt said...

Sounds like a great book! I used to make snow hearts when I was little.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

I LURVE Shell Silverstein! I swear, I still know all the words to Sarah Cynthia Silvia Stout, who would not take the garbage out...