April 04, 2007

Packing List


Packing List

Long pants, long-sleeve shirts
(They say it's cold up there)
Winter coat, mittens, hat, boots
(Maybe even some snow!)
All my favorite books, especially
the ones that take a long time
for Grandpa or Nana to read
(Extra snuggle time)
Six dinosaurs, all the superheroes,
and three Transformers.
Oh, and the Martian Manhunter,
he's kind of like a superhero
except maybe more of a bad guy
(And you really have to have bad guys,
Mommy, even if you don't
want to be one when you grow up)
Wind-up flashlight that can never
run out of batteries because I
am the power source
(In case there are adventures or exploring)
Cards for playing SET and Dutch Blitz
(Which are games kids can play
with grownups
except I might have to teach them)
Excitement, smiles, my best manners
(and your prayers for my safe return)


(Thanks to the women of
Poetry Thursday
for their continuing inspiration.)

5 comments:

juliloquy said...

Bon voyage!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I hope he gets his adventures and exploring....

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, have a wonderful time there, big fella and a safe return home as well!
Hee hee- this was wonderful, Shelley!

Jessica said...

This was very sweet -- made me remember my early trips to Grandma's.

gautami tripathy said...

Have a great journey! I too remember how excited I used to be when I was kid visiting my grand parents.

gautami
Ode to the Bard