Alison came home from her last day of school with a grocery bag and a backpack full of stuff to go through. I like to keep a little bit of her work each year but even winnowing it like I do, I still end up with tons of masterpieces.
Among the keepers this year is My Poem Book. My personal favorite is what was supposed to be a limmerick. In case you can't read it, it is as follows:
The Three Little Rats
By Alison Reed
The three little rats are all ghouls,
Ice water down my neck; Not cool!!!
They like pranks and pies.
And then there's the lies.
They're my cousins on April Fool's!
I told Ali I thought she'd just written my blog for me.
"The cousins don't read that, do they?"
"Aunt Jaime does."
"Well be sure to say, 'Alison was just kidding.'" she said.
I laughed and asked why would I have to do that? Alison loves "the cousins" Rebecca, Rachael and Aleasha. She's spending a week with them this summer if she can behave herself from now until then.
"Because they might want to kill me!!!" she said.
They might want a little revenge. But I think they'll let her live...