Kids Make a Home #atozchallenge #haiku

As my children were growing up, we had a house with room for our children and their friends to play. We kept our big dining room table open for cards, puzzles,board games. The pool was always ready for Marco Polo, volleyball and diving competition. Our yard  welcomed games of  croquet and badminton.  We often had 20 – 30 kids at one time and sometimes as many as 50. The memories will long outlive the street lamp in the front. My children were all home this past weekend for a late Easter. We stayed up late eating, laughing and playing games.

 

musee 031

swarms of giggles

one yard, play four seasons

makes a house a home

Do kids make your house seem more like a home?

The prompt at Poets United Midweek Motif is Home.

I am participating in the A to Z Challenge and visiting these folks today:

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When We Were Young #microfiction

going off to war changes youth

We were just kids then though we felt we could change the world

The boys were already leaving in their shiny new blues or greens for another land

giggling as they went

knowing when they returned the letter jacket would be replaced with a band of gold for the girls

Some smiles grew wiser as they opened each new account

Others lost their smiles completely when the horrid news came out

And now the eyes remaining

glisten with a wisdom not all their own

We never knew survival would extract such a precious toll

This great prompt came from Tess Kincaid over at Magpie Tales

Just Hail the Taxi (I mean mom)

Driving

to school

to the

doctor

back again

you forgot

your…

*

I might have

a GPS

but what I really

need is

a test

to see if

I am still

sane

*

What hamster

running in a wheel

doesn’t

take a

rest

and squeal

*

The only thing

squealing

from me

is the sound

of my

Pirellis

*

My poor

neighbors

look and freeze

while praying

dear God

stop her

pleeze

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