Thursday, December 14, 2006

Babysitting—Free, Plus Poetry

As far as I can tell, this guy babysits for free.

So, all you three trillion readers out there should contact him IMMEDIATELY. Because he is worth a trial babysit. I say this, because he wrote a letter to my daughter, and now she is open to taking cello lessons!

Thanks, Mark. I will definitely buy your book for Sara when it comes out.

And, now, speaking of literature & kids, here's a love poem from my Sonia...

"I Love You"

I love you more
than flowers
and seven tall
For you
I have powers
of love.


Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Well done Mark for convincing L.L's daugter to take the cello lessons!

Another sooooper doooooper poem there my dear girl!

All the best!


8:28 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh, that is entirely sweet! :-) I'm sure you have a house full of expressive souls, there.

Isn't it beautiful how children see words in their purest form? I overheard a little 5 y.o. girl at church mention that she had brain jumble (after sitting through a sermon)...She's very intense for a 5 y.o. and I just laughed, b/c I'm sure she tried to take it all in... Of course the other kids didn't get what she was saying...

Have a blessed day, L.L.

8:39 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Martin... thanks for the enthusiastic response to Sonia's poem. She's actually my little one, while my elder daughter wrote the other poem. (poor little one... I guess she'll always be living in sister's shadow!)

Kat... expressive, yes. Which is great in love poems, and a bit of a challenge in stompin' moments. :) That's very funny about the 5 y.o. !

10:19 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yay, Mark!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Mark's letter was pretty convincing myself. I'm thinking about cello lessons, too!

Actually, I'm not really thinking about cello lessons, just remembering that even as adults we need to stick things out that aren't easy.

And now we know of at least three poems in the family. Laura, what about your spouse?

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant "poets" in my earlier message, not "poems." I hit "Login and Publish" before proofreading!

3:17 PM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Right on, Mark - that is so cool that you had the solutions for Sara :)...

Your kids are already talented. I think I have said before -- the apple(s) don't fall far from the tree :)

10:18 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Charity... yes, I like that thought about sticking to things. Of course, with Sara, it is the need to try in the first place... so with us adults: the need to take a step even when it frightens us. Husband a poet? Yes, but I don't have the copy rights :)

Eph2810... Mark has got a way with words, yes? I'm tellin' ya, call him for babysitting. :) (oh, and thanks for the compliment about Sonia. I do think that the girls' home education gives them much needed time to dream and create.)

6:18 AM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Ah, a nice poem by Sonia. Thanks! And a good letter from Mark. Hope those cello lessons can take hold.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Al Hsu said...

Mark Goodyear is a great guy, and his blog has some very astute insights into workplace issues as well as writing and publishing. And he posts some amusing YouTube pieces.

1:41 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Ted... now I just need to figure out where to put that cello in our schedule! :)

Al... so, will you call him up for babysitting? :)

2:07 PM  
Blogger Mark Goodyear said...

You are sweet, Laura. I just love writing letters--especially letters to encourage kids to be artists!

10:03 AM  

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