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Mother’s Day weekend is almost upon us! ❤️ Children of course need to learn the proper social protocols that surround occasions such as this, and poet Bruce Lansky comes to their rescue with this little verse — it’s our homeschool poem-of-the-week for the second week of May:
On Mother’s Day
On Mother’s Day it isn’t smart
To give your mom a broken heart.
So here are things you shouldn’t say
To dear old mom on Mother’s Day:
Don’t tell her that you’ll never eat
A carrot, celery, bean, or beet.
Don’t tell her you think smoking’s cool.
Don’t tell her you’ve dropped out of school.
Don’t tell her that you’ve drowned the cat.
Don’t tell her that she looks too fat.
Don’t tell her when you’re grown you’ll be
A starving poet — just like me.
Homeschool children all grow up to eat their vegetables, and they certainly never smoke, and they are kind to all animals! And you know, I don’t think you’ve ever looked so trim and slender! Happy Mother’s Day! 👩👧👦
What wonderful words have you found and what literary discoveries have you made in your homeschool this week? 😊
❡ Explore more: The Poetry Foundation’s website includes biographical notes and examples of the work of many notable poets (including children’s poet Bruce Lansky) that are suitable for high school students and homeschool teachers.
❡ Here, said the year: This post is one of our regular homeschool poems-of-the-week. Print your own River Houses Poetry Calendar (riverhouses.org/calendars) and follow along with us as we visit forty-eight of our favorite friends.