I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. You should do it too! Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing!
I think it’s time for another “Fortunately/Unfortunately” summarizing poem– learned from Sara Holbrook (@) at a wonderful inservice years ago. With many apologies to Sara Holbrook, I will try this again (I did it for a slice a couple of summers ago) First write using the words Fortunately and Unfortunately… Then revise taking out extra words. Here we go!
Mr. Thought woke up with my early-riser middle son this morning Fortunately I got to sleep until 7:20 Unfortunately the smoothie making woke me up Fortunately we have a dishwasher now Unfortunately we forgot to run it last night Fortunately we have a sink too Unfortunately it was full of last night's pizza making mess After smoothie time, I chatted with L about her new favorite show: Fixer Upper Fortunately the boys were playing legos in the basement Unfortunately I got caught up in watching a Fixer Upper Fortunately the sun is shining Unfortunately the kids are still watching shows on iPads Fortunately that is giving me time to write Unfortunately, it's a bit hard to concentrate Soon we will venture to the park Unfortunately I have to make lunch for everyone first Fortunately Mr. Thought will be on dish-duty Unfortunately I haven't told him that yet Fortunately I bought cheap, thin paper plates yesterday Unfortunately that makes me feel guilty Fortunately I don't buy them often This is spring break Fortunately the weather is beautiful Unfortunately I only have 2 days - spring breaklet Fortunately for my children, they have all week Unfortunately, my children have all week Fortunately, it's a whole week of not packing lunches Unfortunately, It's a lot of time for bickering ********** Revised. . .
This is Spring Break Mr. Thought woke up with my early-riser I sleep smoothie making woke me dishwasher now forgot last night sink full of last night's mess I chat with L boys play in basement the sun shines kids still watch giving me time to write a bit hard to concentrate Soon we will venture to the park lunch first Mr. Thought will be on dish-duty I haven't told him that yet I bought cheap, thin paper plates yesterday makes me guilty This is spring break weather is beautiful I only have 2 days My children, they have all week a whole week of not packing lunches time for bickering This is spring break