Thursday, October 18, 2007

Haiku Friday

Haiku Friday

Blue Potato Bush
Little tomato-like fruit
This plant's a Nightshade

Naughty baby holds
bitten orange fruit in hand
Feigns another bite

Mama looks it up
Page online says "poisonous"
Big sister freaks out

"Will she be okay?
I don't want baby to die!"
"Calm down, sweetie pie."

Call Poison Control
Fruit is only poisonous
if lots is eaten

Worst case for baby
is a bad taste in her mouth
She nurses it out

Baby acting fine
This one is far more trouble
than her big sister


14 comments:

Blue Momma said...

Great haikus! I'm glad baby is ok!

janet said...

eeek. nicely written.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Great 'ku! Glad that the baby is ok and that she'll nurse it out. :D

Steph said...

Great 'ku. SO glad baby is ok! :)

cate said...

fantastic Haikus! glad baby is okay...what a scare!

Toni said...

Yikes! Scary stuff. One time my daughter ate the little packet of stuff out of new shoes. Poison Control said no worries but scary. Great haiku...

Junebug said...

Yes, I have called Poison Control a few times in the past. My daughter broke a small Christmas globe containing snow sprinkles and some kind of liquid that she drank a little of along with eating some broken glass. They said she would be o.k. and the small glass would get covered with mucous and pass right along. She survived.

Serina Hope said...

I am glad it turned out okay. You told this story well. :)
I hope big sister isn't scarred for life.

Patois said...

A wonderful series. Glad to hear it all worked out. I bet big sister asks for assurance each time she wants to try something new.

Veggie Mama said...

naughty baby holds
bitten orange fruit in hand
feigns another bite


OHHH how toddleresque and infuriating. LOL

Glad your babe's fine!

~JJ! said...

Ooooh...So glad baby is fine!!!!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

You're very descriptive with your haikus. You're toddler sounds so much like mine. Pure stinker. And, your older daughter's worry is so endearing!

WorksForMom said...

holy crap! i would have freaked out. what an excellent haiku! it had drama and even some rhyme. Color me impressed.

Christina said...

OMG, I'm glad she's ok! Reading that scared the bejeebus out of me!

And the fact that you were able to tell the story in haiku form is completely awesome. You have a talent for it.