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)
Baby owl standing happily by his newly-dug pond.
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!”
Owl singing a One Direction Song…
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