Saturday, August 1, 2009

Our Boat Adventure in Haiku

Three kids in a boat
All under the age of six
What are we thinking?

Boat in the water
Parking seems eight miles away
Drag the kids to dock

Oops, forgot something
Go back and forth many times
Finally, we're off!

Oldest is frightened
Middle is okay with it
Youngest is gleeful

With knowledge comes fear?
That's my theory anyway
But hugs help the fear

Cruise and eat some lunch
I'm feeling slightly seasick
Close eyes, breath deeply

Feeling better now
Baby hates the life jacket
Here, Daddy, your turn!

Now the real fun starts
"Who wants to tube with mommy?"
Eyes wide, they shout, "NO!"

We convince Joey
Screams in terror on my lap
But later has fun

Annabelle will not
Again, knowledge means more fear
Thumb glued in her mouth

Baby Jay grinning
Just loves the wind in his hair
Too little for tube

Squirrely kiddos
It's about time to go back
Frank disappointed

Trip ruled a success
For a first time, anyway
At least we learned stuff...

"Want to go swimming?"
This is met with joyous, "Yes!"
We head to the beach

Sun, sand, and water
Preschooler heaven on earth
So much for the boat

7 comments:

Helen said...

You are an amazing lady. Not only do you take your kids out on an exciting excursion, but you write a haiku about it. Incredible!

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Great post. I remember those days. It's a TINY bit better with big kids.

Glad you had some fun. And great memories made!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Baby will bond with lifejacket-eventually. This brought back some great memories!

sherri said...

What a talented momma you are! Great visuals.

Amy said...

Wow, Beth. That little ditty said it all! Sounds like fun. Crazy, crazy fun. :)

katdish said...

I love your haiku posts!

That's nuts! You are a brave woman.

Billy Coffey said...

That's so awesome, Beth! I'd write that in haiku form, but I never could do those things right.

Glad you had a great time.