….and a commentary by a disgruntled 12-year-old. :)
The English assignment for my 6th and 7th graders today was couplet writing — writing a few couplets describing their days. I had to chuckle when I read Ant’s. Poor Ant. His attitude problem has gotten him grounded, and after having had to miss two outings to the pool, he decided to express his disappointment creatively.
I am grounded for life,
I’ll never even have a wife.
I never go out and play.
I just sit in this house all day.
Now I have to do my math.
Then I might take a bath.
Contrast that one with Dinky Tumblina’s:
First I have to do my school,
And then I get to go to the pool.
If I don’t do my English in school,
I might end up a major fool.
It doesn’t matter how many couplets I do,
I just need to do at the least two.
I had a party with lots of tea,
Then we all got chased by a bee.
I need to eat my dinner,
Or I might get a lot thinner.