You get two for the price of one in this week’s limerick challenge! My sons wanted me to write about an owl and I came up with two different limericks (owls must be easier to write about as some weeks I struggle to write a limerick at all!) They couldn’t agree which one they liked though: my six-year-old liked the first one (below) but my four-year-old said it was ‘too sad for the baby owl’ (he’s very sensitive to the emotions of babies at the moment!) and preferred the second one.
So I decided I might as well post them both. The boys drew illustrations as usual, each one illustrating their preferred limerick. My four-year-old also drew the picture at the top of the post.
Here’s my six-year-old’s choice of owl limerick:
A rather confused baby owl
Believed he was a waterfowl
“You’re no duck!” said his dad
But his son looked so sad
That he dug him a pond (with a trowel)
My son put such a positive spin on the limerick in his picture – with the way that father and son have bonded over the pond – that even his little brother approved! He still preferred this limerick though:
There once was a tone-deaf old owl
Whose vocals would make his friends howl
“Oh Howard!” they’d shriek
When he opened his beak
“Do keep quiet, your singing is foul!”
It’s not the easiest thing to read (he’s only 4 1/2 and just learning to write) but it says “Oh yeah. Because we danced all night to the best song ever”. Needless-to-say it was his idea that Howard the Owl would be singing that song- not mine!
Am rather proud of their drawings (and writing) this week so am linking up with mini creations over at KidGLLoves