He sits on the floor, building his tower.
Lego is his thing at the moment.
It is a joy to watch he gets higher and higher and looks so pleased with himself.
He has decided that he doesn’t want that Lego there, so off it comes.
He pulls and pulls,
To no avail,
His face goes red
He groans, he moans
I ask whether he wants some help
He looks,
He turns his back.
He pulls again,
He screams, some things are so hard to explain
I go over and offer to help
His looks at me
His lip is quivering
He screams once more
The Lego is thrown
Life is so not far
He cries, he screams, he stamps
He is his father’s son
If they can’t do something
Or it doesn’t go their way
They strop!!

This poem was written for the Writing Workshop I chose prompt number 1. What qualities or traits do you think your children have inherited from you, you partner, or even from your extended family?

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jfb57
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 08:45:20

    Brilliant! You built the tension really well! Lego eh!


  2. amodernmilitarymother
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:00:26

    Boys become men. I remind myself of that every day. They have anger – It’s so they can fight! This is fabby. xx


  3. Jaymee
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 13:13:31

    AWESOME poem! 😀 x


  4. itsasmallworldafterallfamily
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 14:00:56

    It’s hard to see them get so frustrated isn’t it?


  5. scribblingmum
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 21:43:20

    Oh, that’s so hard to watch isn’t it? I see it sometimes with my eldest and you just want to teach them how to channel it. To be fair, I do that sometimes with Lego too though.


  6. Jan
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 22:06:56

    Ahh …But its all a learning curve …soon he will find it doesnt achieve much ,so will use reason ,hopefully before he’s 21 hee hee Jan xx


  7. Josie
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 22:41:08

    Haha yes! A familiar scenario! Kai gets that from his dad too!

    Great poem Kerry!


  8. Princess L
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 00:06:05

    Ah yes, men and their strops!


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