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Animal Crackers

Last week I had the privilege of watching my 6-year-old daughter recite the world's cutest poem in front of the entire student body (K-12) at her school as well as a good number of parents.  

Boy was I nervous for her.  Public speaking has never been my thing.

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Well, let me tell you, she stood up there on the stage, looked out at everyone in the audience, began reciting the poem and just plain nailed it!

At that moment, I think I was the proudest mama there ever was :)

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And because the poem is just so sweet, I think I will share it with you.

Animal Crackers 
by Christopher Morley
(1st three stanzas)

Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers, I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.

What do you choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love the most!

The kitchen's the coziest place that I know:
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.



Sorry I missed it!

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