tanka, other poetry, & insignificant writings of janet lynn davis
I love this one--a gentle irony (pun intended) that I'm betting most women can relate to!
This is so sweet--loved this
Thanks, Jenny (how punny!) and Audrey. :)Many, while they don't love housework, are "better" at it than I am. But I think I would like a clean, orderly house (so would someone else I know, lol).
This is just lovely - and oh so true. It brought back a lot of memories of days spent wishing for a kitchen of my very own to clean - Eeech!
What were they trying to teach us back then?! ;) Thanks, Wendy.I had a small green metal cabinet w/metal dishes, plus an oven; I think my father gave me that when I was four. I later bought a pink metal sink/cabinet, with "running" water, using money I'd saved in my Mickey Mouse bank; and in second grade I got a washing machine from Santa that also kind of worked.
P.S. Another Christmas I was given a small ironing board - and toy iron!
This is right-on. Though what I remember best is a doll sized tea set which mostly stayed in its box. My dolls weren't into tea. Did I already know that what is used must be cleaned?
Perfect. I think most little girls love to play "House," thinking keeping a clean house and cooking are sooooo much fun. Ha Ha....I was wrong about the cleaning part, but not the cooking. I've always enjoyed that.Adelaide.
thanks for your comments, ellen and adelaide. I wanted everything in its place back then (training from my father, I believe). now, I still think I want that - but so many things are not in their place, or they have no place at all! I was given an easy bake oven when I was around 9, which I loved. I made up half my recipes. I enjoyed cooking special, elaborate meals when I was in my 20s (despite the lack of time I had back then with long work hours). But now, blecchh, too much work, and I have to watch what I eat anyway.
Haha! I agree this is perfect! One of the best tanka I've read. So true, this.
This one seems to be going over pretty well ... I'm kind of surprised; it's such a simple write. Anyway, thanks, Jennifer and everyone else!