Today Hannah took the TAKS English Language Arts Test along with all Texas 10th graders. This morning we discussed possible story lines for the writing portion. “I hope that the writing prompt allows me to write about Toby,” Hannah said, as she ate a hearty, brain-stimulating breakfast. The prompt was to describe a time that she had to depend on someone, so she chose to write about a person. But we won’t let the day end without a tribute to her pal, Toby.
Because I waddle when I walk,
Should this give rise to silly talk
That I’m ungainly? What’s ungainly?
I’m really rather graceful–mainly.
The experts have been known to state
That there’s a twinkle in our gait.
One said,”They have a clumsy grace,”
Which after all is no disgrace.
My funny features may abound:
Short legs, long body, low-to-ground,
But I’m about the perfect pal
For man or woman, or boy or gal.
I’m gentle, very playful, kind,
I housebreak fast ’cause I’m refined,
I’m smart but never sly or foxy–
No, do not underrate the dachsie!