Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chana Carlos Williams

In honor of National Poetry Month, we talked about William Carlos Williams' famous "not-really-an-apology" poem "This Is Just To Say":

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

Chana came up with a great one as her version:

"I have ripped your skirt
it was your favorite

Forgive me
your head
makes a good trampoline"

Umm, this poem bears absolutely NO resemblance to life in the Goldberg house. Yeah, none :)

3 is a very literal age....

Auntie Debra comes over.
Ilana: "Hi!!!!! Want to play a game?" (this usually means they play jump rope on the Wii)
Deb: "Sure! Twist my arm..."
Ilana takes her arm and starts twisting.
Ilana (excitedly): "Now twist my arm!!!!"


PB will say something like, "I'm hungry"
and instead of saying "me too", now that Ilana has had her birthday,
she now says, "me three"!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Is English My Second Language?!

Because taking a second look at this email I wrote yesterday really frightened me. I actually wrote:

"You set of two soap molds shipping this morning and may be tracked here:"

Oh my gosh! That sounds like the back of the chopsticks package.....

I see that writing an email shortly before Shabbat while cutting and pasting from the USPS website is, perhaps, not the best idea. Thankfully, it was about soap and not about, say, an editing assignment.