Happy Birthday to my second oldest daughter, Lindsey, who turns 30 today. I'm hoping she'll remember a poem I wrote and read to her when she was young, entitled, Don't Eat Yellow Snow. If nothing else, the name I chose for the main character will make her laugh (inside joke).
Today, if you Google "don't eat yellow snow," you will find close to 4 million results.
Here is my version of
Don't Eat Yellow Snow (written about 25 years ago)
I know my mommy loves me
'cause everywhere I go
I hear her yelling, "Jason,
don't eat yellow snow.
Put away the cookies.
Please don't make a mess.
Comb your hair now, Jason."
I really must confess
that sometimes I can't stand it
even though I know
there really is a reason
I can't eat yellow snow.
She says she tells me these things
because she loves me so.
But I don't understand why
I can't eat yellow snow.
O.K., a mess is ugly,
that I understand,
and if I touch the oven
I could burn my hand.
And if I eat the cookies,
I may not eat my lunch
but how could eating snow be bad?
I just don't have a hunch.
Maybe someone dropped a can
of yucky yellow paint.
Maybe that's the thing that made
old movie ladies faint.
Maybe Mommy's yellow pants
got buried in the snow.
I wonder if bananas dropped
a long, long time ago.
Just while I'm still wondering,
my dog comes out to play.
You'll never guess what "Puddles"
did on my snow today.
Now I understand things
'cause when Puddles had to go
he gave my mom a reason to say,
"Don't eat yellow snow!"
And that completes Day #25 from the A-Z Challenge. Brought to you by the letter, Y.
Previous A-Z Challenge blogs:
Amazon Hates Me – Day #1 from the A-Z Challenge
Bored – Why? – Day #2 from the A-Z Challenge
Craziness – Day #3 from the A-Z Challenge
When Your Daughter Develops, DON'T DO THIS! – Day #4 from the A-Z Challenge
Ellen – Day #5 from the A-Z Challenge
Family and Friends – Day #6 from the A-Z Challenge
The Grownup Table – Day #7 from the A-Z Challenge
Happiness & Joy – Day #8 from the A-Z Challenge
Idiots in the Attic – Day #9 from the A-Z Challenge
Jokes Accidentally – Day #10 from the A-Z Challenge
The Kid That Wasn't Named Ker – Day #11 from the A-Z Challenge
Living Out of Suitcases – Day #12 from the A-Z Challenge
Misunderstandings – I KNOW You Didn't Say What I THINK You Said
Networked Blogs on Facebook
The Old and The Elderly – At What Age Do You FEEL Old?
Peacocks Are Not Penguins
Quiz That Changed My Thinking
Reading Les Miserable
Sense and Nonsense
The Traumatization of a Third Grader
Vitality, Vivaciousness, and Victory
Wisdom and Intelligence
The X Factor With Simon Cowell