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My Other Daughter Amazed Me!
by Erin E Kelly-Moen

Saturday, August 23, 2003

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She’s only eight, my youngest girl,
she gets less total attention,
we’ve been there once.

Her father gone to a business dinner,
sister at a birthday party sleepover,
it was getting late.

She had gotten this long stringy haired doll,
named Tessie from Texas, on vacation
she had to have.

She gave her a bath in the bathroom sink,
decided the doll needed school supplies and
made a paper folder.

Needing some tape to seal up the sides,
with a quickling smile, she asked if I wanted to know
how she "cut" the paper.

Of course! Being intrigued, she has a fast mind,
I had wondered why the edges of the homemade
folder were damp.

She smiled as she folded a new sheet.
“You have to lick it and get the fold wet,”
she chortled at me.

Unfolding the paper and beaming so bright
she tugged at the sides and it tore free,
from an educated center.

Amazed and delighted I laughed and asked,
“Who taught you that?” No one,” she said,
“I taught Deanna!”

And as she hummed happily as she walked away,
I couldn’t help breathing ‘my child, my daughter,
my creative protégé…'

Erin Moen
Copyright 2003 ©


:) Kids have such freedom of mind, I would have never thought of licking the paper!

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Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/23/2003
Ahhhh, Erin.. perhaps you didn't lick the paper, but this child is yours.. 'bookmarked' and matched up to a Tee.. (teehee) There's an "erin-mind" going on here.. imagination runs in her genes, indeed! 'Two peas... ' and all that! (smile) Is there a nicer fascination than watching our children? I think not. love, katy xox.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/23/2003
:)....Erin, this was wonderful. I'm so glad your daughter is so creative.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 8/23/2003
What a charming moment to share. I love seeing that kind of imagination in children. She's going to do great things some day.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/23/2003
brilliant sweet thing!!

hugs to her!!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/23/2003
Erin, sounds as if your daughter is heading in the same intelligent direction her is mom is in...I love stories and poetry about kids, so enlightening, thanks, ED
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/23/2003
That's why we need a kid for president!!!Let's get your daughter in the race;-)(mom can be the power behind the throne)!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/23/2003
now i know where she gets her "smarts" from..her gifted mama! cute write; kids are so cool! :D (((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn. (no i don't have kids except in my imagination; but if i could have kids, i'd adopt special-needs kidds! :D)
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 8/23/2003
She inherited that from her brilliant Mom. I enjoyed this wonderful writing, Erin.

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