Colleen said, “Let’s PLAY with opposites! Here are your two words for this week: Pretty & Ugly.” – Synonyms Only.
Here’s the poem about contrast and personal preference.
Pleasing view to me
Unsightly scene to others
Taste buds are distinct
No worries of sweet or sour
In time, you’ll find lovers
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, here are your two words for this week: Plan & Spend
HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!
Travel from afar
Crossroad fast approaching
No choice not to choose
Courage needed to decide
To risk promise of unknown
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The words for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #132 are Influence and Perception, #Synonyms Only.
Love of Reading
I came back from a trip watching my granddaughter for eight days while my daughter and her hubby went on vacation. It was a wonderful time to watch her play and do new things every day. My daughter started reading to Autumn on day one coming back from the hospital. In the early days, Autumn’s play area and car seat always had books made with soft plastics or fabrics. When she could hold things, board books took place of the soft books. It made this Grandma happy to see her turning the pages.
When she was about 12 months old or even earlier, she recognized and could say “apple,” “ball,” “puppy” and a few other items in the books. When we read passed those pictures, she would turn the pages back to see the pictures and say the names. She loves to pick out the books with her favorite pictures and wanted us to read to her again and again.
My child development background confirms the children enjoy repetition because they love the familiar sights and sounds.
Autumn is 21 months and her vocabulary has grown fast. My daughter couldn’t keep track of the new words she gained and new things she learned to do. During my eight days of watching her, there was a book she wanted me to read to her over ten times. The title of the book is How Kind, about animals sharing with other animals. I also found her reading that book by herself. I think she enjoys sharing. Upon my daughter’s and her hubby’s return from vacation, during a snack time, my daughter gave Autumn some green beans in a bowl. She gave each piece to her Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma before she ate the rest of them.
Child’s love to read
Greatly impacted by adults
Her idea of books
Is no different than toys
Both are fun, enjoyable
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The prompt words for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry challenge #129 are Hobby and Play: Synonyms Only.
Love of Music
I loved music, photography, and drawing as a kid. If I had a choice of a different career, I would prefer to do something with music. The popular vocations for girls were being teachers or nurses at that time. For the practical reason, I chose to be a teacher and took part in music as an enjoyment at leisure. I have had fun singing all my life. My two sisters, Yolanda and Queenie, and I sang in Mercy’s wedding in 2011. I sing in chorale groups and Messiah concert on a ongoing basis.
Live a balanced life
Keep a reasonable job
To afford pleasure