Monday, March 22, 2010

Hazel (Tomatoes and Writing)

It was Hazel’s first time in class, and she was such a good sport. Hazel had the tomato story written before class, so while the other seniors were writing at the table, I showed Hazel our class’ blog and Facebook page. Of course, the other seniors were goofing off behind us (yup, as they were writing) and, at some point, facing the computer screen, Hazel just bursted out laughing.

After we got off the computer, Hazel wrote another piece – just a couple sentences long, but it’s enough to show us that she was really having fun, and that made me so happy.

Hazel Nurse
March 18th, 2010
No Tomatoes

After seating my two and a half year old great-grand-daughter to the dinner table, Ayo exclaimed, “Granny, I can’t eat tomatoes.”

I retorted, “Why?”

She responded, “I’m allergic to tomatoes.”

I said, “What do you mean?”

She answered, “When mommy gave me tomatoes, they made little red bumps on my tummy.”

Hazel Nurse
March 18th, 2010

Writing for fun is high on my list of priorities! To join a group of writers so young in spirit, relaxed, uninhibited, makes this experience priceless.