Mirror, oh, mirror. InNaWriPoMo Day 4.

mirror mirror

Hey! I did this drawing and I took this picture! All Credits are mine 🙂

Mirror, oh, mirror, who is the ugliest of them all?

It is you Milady, you got a running nose.

Mirror, oh, mirror, who is the ugliest of them all?

It is you Milady, your hair and teeth are gone.

Mirror, oh, mirror, for the third time I ask.
Beware, I warn.
Answer as I wish or you’ll be pulverized.
I’ll chop you like an onion,
I’ll bake you with salt and pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.

Now mirror, oh, mirror tell me, who is the ugliest of them all?

It is you Milady, for you’re decrepit and old.
A burden to society, to be hidden and left alone.
None other can be my answer, I can only speak the truth.
Just grant me one last wish, before I meet my doom:
May you introduce a variation in your question,
my answer may please you more.

Ah, hey, hum, oh… A better question?
Mirror, oh, mirror tell me, who is the prettiest of them all?

It’s you Milady for you’re wise and ancient, an experienced soul,
for you sowed the seed of life and you fostered it with love.
For you walked the earth, you suffered your pain and sang your songs,
you’re an old woman,
let us all before you,
in reverence bow.


InNaPoWriMo update:

My dream, he did not comment.

White on black, you already know his mind.

Playfully was a win.

Mirror, oh, mirror: “It is a master piece, he uttered. Maybe we’ll earn some money out of this”.

Counter: 2 to 1, winning.

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Playfully. InNaPoWriMo Day 3

music dwarfAn imaginary poem on your biscuit

I read to you today.

Playfully…

Surprised your heart

a smile gave birth.

Twinkling eyes, curly hair

thought for a while

looking far away.

Then your light and mine

into our eyes simply met…

“The biscuit sounds, you said

the music dwarf is there”.

Oh tiny child, oh babe

just 30 months from birth away!

Surprised my heart,

a smile gave birth.

An imaginary poem on my memory

you drew for me today.

Playfully…

 

 

 

There’s Kids Art for Dinner. A sucessful nutrition service-learning project.

When you caress your baby you are giving him love. You are teaching him to love and in this way you are also nourishing him.

When you caress your baby you are giving him love. You are teaching him to love and in this way you are also nourishing him.

Today I read this post about Food Fights at Not Just Cute.

Then I remembered a project I wanted to share here and this might be the right time for it:

When our older child was in Grade 2 they did a nutrition project at school.

Teachers invited nutrition professionals for an interview, children cooked, they analysed industrial food ingredients and advertisements, they watched videos and played games.

Not only regarding taste, but also the other senses that can be nourished: sight, smell, touch, ear…

Kids did all this with a tremendous interest because it was a service learning project and they were really involved.
The final goal was to create banners for CONIN, an Argentinean NGO working against malnutrition in community canteens where food was served for free to children of their same age.

They thought of a slogan synthesising their nutritional recommendations, they compiled all what they had learned and created two different banners to decorate the community canteens:

  • abstract compositions using kitchen tools,
  • a painted white plate using the yin-yang symbol as background.

Each child painted one plate and in pairs they did the abstract composition.

One of the slogans they came up with was: “let’s become artists, let’s serve at least three colors in our plates”.

Now our child is almost 12 years old, so 5 years have passed by. Still today, when we are serving dinner, he (or his brothers who learned this from him) says: let´s count how many colors do we have here.

This is a very simple way to include a well-balanced meal with protein (dark brown, dark red, white, yellow), vegetables (orange, pink, red, green) and cereals in a same food (soft brown and white)!

Here are some of the art works and slogans children age 7 came up with. I particularly like the last one where the lady is breast-feeding her baby. Which one do you like most?

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