Pretty Sure This Will Get My PTA Card Burned


**another one from the dusty old box in the back of the closet**

The Babysitter

Pitch ’em high

Forget the quest

And raise a scream from baby.

Tease, squeeze, starve and pinch

to raise a scream from baby

Trash the toy with all your might

and raise that hellish tone –

Noone knows he’s not your kin

So make that brat screech, wail, and moan.

(theblogwoman)written 8Aug88


This poem that I pulled out of the dusty old box from 1988 was a piece of fiction written by a FEARLESS and INSPIRED young person with a wicked sense of humor.  When I read this again last night I screamed in laughter remembering writing this – and it still is me and my writing.  I love the rhythm and the choice of words.  The message was just flip designed to make people wonder.

It was in a packet of writings turned in to my creative writing professor and at the last minute I crossed out the page – even cautious of judgment at that time it appears.  But I only crossed it out and did not remove it from the packet….

Perhaps, time to look it up?


I was a psych major after all.  Pretty sure I knew what I was doing.

Facing fears 101.

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Bull-headed, focused, loyal. I pay attention. Don’t underestimate me: good and bad. Watch what happens when you start coming with me.
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8 Responses to Pretty Sure This Will Get My PTA Card Burned

  1. Boeta says:

    Well that would qualify for job application at a nursery. ..haha

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Trish says:

    OMG……that’s freaking HYSTERICAL!!! You would have totally been my best friend back then!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Willowwisp says:

    It made me think of Southpark when they play “Kick the baby”
    I liked your little poem. I mean, who hasn’t made someone else’s kid cry on purpose?? 🙈🙉🙊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. LOL! Hilarious! We’ve definitely had some awesome sitter situations!

    Liked by 1 person

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