"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, November 12, 2010

Magpie Tales 40, 40.5 Monkey Business and Jingle Potluck

Traveling in Mexico has kind of
shortened my ability to blog.
So I am cheating a bit and using the following
for both Magpie Tales and Jingles Potluck Poetry.I hope that's okay?
First I googled Capuchine Monkeys because of Willow's photo prompt for this week's
Magpie Tale and came up with this website:
How dare they????????

Capuchine babies for sale

How many dollars per tail?

Ripped from their mothers hearts

How could anyone take part?


After I posted the above- I wanted to write something a lot more posisitve-so here's a second try for Magpie Tales and also for Jingle's Potluck Poetry:

Magpie 40.5 and Jingles Potluck Poetry- this week's theme is Moods, Feelings and Emotions

My children are little monkeys-

hanging from trees and swinging with ease-

life is so simple wanting only to please-

their thoughts are wise under those blond curls

much more valuable than a string of pearls


When my youngest son was only 4 years old he said to me-

"Are you happy because it's a sunny day?"

With a start I heard those words and realized that I was allowing the weather to affect how I behaved. From then on I viewed each day as a gift and not a bother if it wasn't a sunny day. He helped me see how ridiculous I was to let myself get into such a bad habit. A wise child indeed.


  1. So terrible, I can't even bear to go to the link, it would bum me out way too much.

  2. Capuchine monkeys freak me out ...

  3. It is sad and I don't understand why this country (USA) still allows creatures to be imported into this country.

  4. Sad, but it happens.

  5. Loved both of your Magpies!!! Your little four year old's comment reminded me a a day long ago when my then four year old while playing on wet grass with no shoes, swinging around an old light post .... got a shock and when he roused simply asked me 'mom, am I in heaven?'

  6. I went to the link and couldn't believe my eyes. Importing ivory into the UK is illegal so I have no idea how the importation of these monkeys can possibly be allowed. It doesn't make sense. What an incredible cruelty.

    Children have a gift for making us see things differently. Nice post

  7. A wise little chap indeed. Nice poem.

  8. two piece,
    wow, you are so capable.
    love your cute imaginations here.
    well done.
    beautiful magpie.

  9. I realized quite early on, that I set the tone of the household, and tried to give my kids a sunny day, every day.

  10. Anonymous10:13 AM

    great poems. i loved the second piece. being a father i related. good job!

  11. Thanks for linking up...
    have a lovely trip.

  12. Anonymous7:07 PM

    thats a great way to look at such a simple comment; I wish i could take away so much from what people say! Thanks for the post...reminds me start paying some more attention.

  13. Very interesting post and I feel sad...

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  14. Anonymous5:34 AM


  15. thanks for linking up with potluck.


    award/treats for you. smiles.


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