Saturday, May 30, 2009

Booger Love

"Booger Love" by Brod Bagert (taken from his book Giant Children)

I love this little booger,
All shiny, green, and black.
You can hold it for a minute,
But I want my booger back.

It stays right where I put it,
It sure knows how to stick.
And if it gets too dry...?
It just needs a little lick.

I can hold it on my finger,
I can flick it in the air,
I can stick it underneath a desk,
Or underneath a chair.

I can make a ball and roll it
Just to see which way it goes.
I love this booger anywhere...
Except inside my nose.

I love this little poem. I always read it to my 4th graders when I am introducing my poetry unit and it gets them excited about poetry.
Boogers have been our life for the past few days. The other night Zac went to bed with a little bit of a runny nose and woke up in the middle of the night wheezing. So I took the day off and we went to the doctor. He has croup. So we are doing a lot of humidifying and wiping the gunk that seems to be coming out of all the orifices on his face. Now Jon and I are sick as well. We have a lot of booger love at our house!