Poetry Teatime: Superheroes!
Steve the Superhero
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
I’m Steve the Superhero
and you simply won’t believe
the superpowers I possess
by merely being Steve.
My smile can crack a mirror
and my breath can make you faint.
And when I take my socks off
it’s been known to peel the paint.
The power in my underarms
can make a grown man cry.
A single burp can make you want
to crawl away and die.
The bad guys know it’s hopeless,
so they all get up and leave
whenever they get wind of me–
the superhero Steve.
–Kenn Nesbitt (Copyright © 2005 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.)
I have discovered it is easier to give each of my kids a tray covered with a cute towel to catch drippings and a small serving set of their own (including sugar cubes and cream for each). They can serve tea for themselves and enjoy looking at books while I read or we all recite poems with an audio version of poems chosen from Andrew Pudewa’s Poetry Memorization curriculum.