Upside down


One boy says to his brother:

Hey Moony Moony look!

I’m gonna do something that will make Mama gasp like this: ahhhhhhhh!


What’s with my boys

And upside down?

I get it’s smiles

And no more frowns

Only thing is

my mother’s heart

Which somersaults

Until they’re down

Can’t they just stand

Like normal kids

With both feet firmly

on the ground?!

Must they swing so high

while standing up

And must they land

With such a sound?

Can’t they just slide

From up to down

Instead of climbing

All around

Can’t they have mercy

On this heart

Know that their risks

Will make it pound

I swear I age

at least 10 years

with every trip


To our playing-ground


If I Were a Disney Princess..


If I were a Disney princess..

I’d be..




I have walked backwards up an escalator (don’t ask)

Gotten caught in a revolving door (strangers rescued me)

Tend to bend down to pick up pens and other things I drop just in time to miss a signpost or an air conditioner protruding from a wall.

Got hit on the head (twice) by boom barriers at the entries of parking lots.

Once I waved my arms so wildly while talking at a restaurant that everyone at my table gasped. I thought they were excited by my story-telling skills, but no; they were looking at the poor terrified waitress behind me as she backed away instead of taking the risk of serving my soup.

I slip on the snow like it’s a type of sport I invented, I get lost more than your keys, and I’m forever looking for the glasses perched on my nose.

I usually have 3 choices in what I call my Goofy Situations:

A.Quickly check to see if anyone saw (they always do).

B. Pretend nothing happened and walk gracefully with my head held high. Can’t do it because what usually happens is:

C.I burst out laughing at myself, and drop something else, or fall again.

I Also cannot order delivery food on the phone, I have driving stories and cooking stories ( but no one has ever gotten hurt  in the passenger seat or at my kitchen table, you’ll be relieved to know, thank God)

But those are all stories..

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on other days..

A girl has to preserve some dignity.

Even if she is a Princess Goofy.

Wid Kattan


Sticky Situation




Sticky situation

Beyond imagination

Involving mom’s turquoise goo



Silly magic putty

Really wasn’t funny

Sticking to my hair like glue



Don’t sleep with it at night

Don’t let the bedbugs bight

Dad told me, but I didn’t hear



Woke up with putty in my hair

Blue and furry like a bear

A vision to instill some fear



I started to cry

But knew it was ok

When I saw mom’s laughing eyes



We’ll get it out don’t worry

Although we have to hurry

We’ll be late to school, but let’s try



One day you’ll laugh about this

She said as she removed

One sticky blue piece at a time



And even as she did

I saw that it was funny

And together we made this poem rhyme



A true story

Published with the permission of : Omar, 5.

Image also approved (after revisions) by Omar, 5.