Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

May 26, 2010

Run boys, run

There's been little sewing
Since the mister took his leave
He packed a bag the other week
and left for overseas

Its been pandemonium
I've had no reserves left
For projects needing thinking
Or requirements to be deft

A new approach was called for
And its a good one, I should say:
I yell "Run boys, run!"
Throughout every day

No rests or being stationary
Not even a few seconds
Wear em out by day's end
Because sewing always beckons


  1. And yet you still come up with lovely words...
    Good luck with tiring out those boys. They look to be the ages with excess energy. If only we still had that energy as grown ups.
    Fiona x

  2. Oh yes. When things start going crazy in my house I banish the boys outside and tell them to run around. Boys, they need to run. Or things get destroyed. Can't learn that soon enough.

  3. Haha, that's a lovely poem. Goodluck with all the running. Are you running along with them? I hope there will be some quiet and peaceful sewing time for you again soon.

  4. Ok. Planning to employ same tactic when MY mister leaves me for almost two weeks in June. Should I just purchase a life-sized hampster wheel?!

  5. Cute cute cute Liesl.
    love the poem.xo

  6. I hope they are snoring away and you get a chance at the sewing Liesl!

  7. Maybe you could rig them up to generate some electricity while they're running?

  8. Great poem. Run 'em 'til they drop I say!

  9. Love your poem! You are a great writer! It is hard to sew with little ones around!

  10. Try swimming too - always guaranteed an afternoon of sewing after a morning of swimming!


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