Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Cheesy Valentine Poem

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Where ever you may be, I hope love is a part of your day. My present to you...a card from my blog friend, Penny (I'm not sharing the chocolate she sent)...and a poem that my boys wrote 8 years ago when they were ages 9 and 11.
cheesy and sentimental...my favorite kind of valentine. It's framed and hanging on the wall of my studio. Enjoy!

'this is to our parents who love us dearly,
who give us what we need and treat us fairly,
we want you to know we love you too,
so this is a poem from us to you.

we're going into our preteen years,
and starting to think of a lifetime career.
we know you will help us choose a good one
that's exciting, entertaining and a lot of fun!

sometimes we get into a lot of trouble,
you give us consequences...like cleaning up rubble.
sooner or later we're back to being friends,
giving each other a helping hand.

this is our valentine's present to you,
we wanted to get you jewelry,
but this was the best we could do,
we're small on time and low on cash.
this came from the heart,
we think you're a smash.'

ben and jon
2001


ps
i think you're pretty smashing too!
love,
mom

27 comments:

Simply This and That said...

LOL. LOVE it. ;o) ooxx`jodi

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So sweet! Happy Valentine's Day to you :)

Tina said...

That poem is way too precious! That is crazy that two boys 9 and 11 wrote that...it's a treasure!

Janis said...

What a beautiful post!!! Brings back memories of coming home to a table my son set for us with candles, stemware and handmade hearts scrawled his and hers. He gets so embarrassed when I tell that story. :)

Contented Caroline said...

I think the cheesier poems are the best - full of herat-felt meaning and memories. It's lovely.

corry said...

So sweet, Happy Valentine's day to you too!

Jackie said...

I absolutely love it! Again, kids do say what they are thinking and sometimes it is cheesy!

Shari said...

These are the best gifts of all! What lovely boys. Hope they are still sweet!

Regi said...

awww... very very sweet. Happy Valentine's day!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the poem - how sweet! Happy Valentine's Day friend!
Kris

Millie said...

So sweet poem. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

MichelleB said...

Too cute! Both the card and poem. Happy Valentines Day.

Patty said...

Wow, what a perfect gift; a true treasure! Do the boys know you have it in your studio?

Rebekah said...

Happy Valentine's day! I'm off to print the little picture for Jon :)

sewtakeahike said...

your boys are so creative! Cheesy or not, I bet it made your heart swell!

calicodaisy said...

Not cheesy at all -- awesome! You can tell they were well-read boys at that age to come up with such prose. -- Michele

Anina said...

That's what memories are made of. So cute!

connie said...

What a wonderful poem. You must have a couple of wonderful young men!
Thank you for sharing.
Happy valentines Day.

henny said...

wow...beautiful words from the boys. happy valentine :)

Victoria said...

How sweet is that?! Talk about a cherished item!

Alice Grace said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Sweet poem!

Valerie said...

That is so precious. Priceless actually. Happy Valentines Day to you too.

MightyMom said...

we think you're a smash??

is that anything like smashed potatoes? just wondering.

that's hilarious!! I can see why you framed it.

ellen said...

...a cherished gift that all of the money in the world couldn't buy!

Tracey said...

wonderful poem, Thankyou so much

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a treasure that poem is! I recently found some poems that my kids wrote to the tooth fairy - such sweet memories!

smoothpebble said...

This is definitely worth framing! I love it! You are a smashing family for sure! I especially enjoyed the reference to trouble and consequences....