by Amy LV
On Friday, my friend Christyn wrote this note, "I have to believe that only Sarah would take scissors to the hair of an American Girl doll..."
Christyn's note got me thinking about the time that Georgia cut her own hair. And it got me thinking about the time I washed the hair of my Ballerina Barbie. It was wonderful to run my sudsy fingers through her long blond locks, but it was so frizzy and horrible an hour later. Poor Ballerina Barbie always looked strange hanging out with Skipper and regular Barbie after that. Oh well, such inspired moments of art and hair-creativity with dolls are not always easy to repair, but they certainly make good stories.
This poem is dedicated to Sarah...we have all been there! May your doll like her new haircut (I didn't hear she was bald, just that your mom found the hair and no doll.)
Students - did you ever have a time when you got "caught up", maybe doing something you shouldn't have? Usually, you're not the first one to have ever done such a thing, and for this reason, readers love reading such stories. They remind us of ourselves. Think way back and talk with someone about your own oops-memories. Then, add a few ideas to your writing ideas list. If you don't have any oops-memories, maybe you need to do more naughty things. Hee hee!
Yesterday I returned from Kidlit Con in Minneapolis. Not only did I have the privilege to take part in a panel about Poetry Friday, but a whole world of children's literature bloggers opened up before my eyes. Reviewers, authors, librarians, teachers, publishers...the list goes on. So many people live in this virtual world, writing daily about beautiful words for children. Over the next weeks, I will be building the blogroll here, so please keep an eye over there for changes. Also, The Poem Farm is going to get serious about twitter. I'm not exactly sure how yet, but I'm serious. So if you're on twitter, I welcome you to join me!
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