Sunday, August 1, 2010

MyPoWriYe #123 - This Shirt

Hen's Favorite Shirt
Photo by Amy LV

We all have articles of clothing that we looooove.  Articles of clothing that we wear over and over again until they almost fall apart.  In fact, I've heard that most people wear 30% of their clothing 70% of the time and 70% of their clothing 30% of the time.

Our home holds a small pile of our children's baby clothes that just float around.  It's hard for me to say goodbye to those fuzzy jammies, difficult for me to put them into boxes, and I would never give them away.  Sometimes I just pick each one up and remember.

Students - I wrote this poem thinking about a shirt that Henry loves, a shirt he wears as much as he can.  And while he is far from outgrowing this shirt, someday he will, and I imagined that day while writing last night.  This is a good place to get a writing idea.  Think of an object you have outgrown, an object you will someday outgrow, or an object that you don't need anymore but still hang onto.  Then write.

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  1. Amy,
    Your poem reminds me of the treasured pieces that belonged to my children. The strange thing is most of the ones I remember belonged to our son. When he was 3 or 4 years old he loved turtle necks. He was so stinking cute in his worn jeans and colorful turtle neck shirts.

    I love that we wear 30% of our clothing 70% of the time. This is why I am weeding out and cleaning the basement. Ugh...I can't wait until I am done with this project!

  2. Theresa,
    I am wearing the biggest smile just thinking about those tiny turtlenecks. Good luck with all of the home is very very scary.