Hidden Talents

It’s amazing the talents that our kids posses and we don’t have a clue. Well. I’m guilty of not knowing a few things. Me, with all my probing and utter nosiness, still managed to be completely unaware that my son is a baby poet. He has a small book that he’s been working on since the beginning of the school year. His teacher sent it to me, with an inclosure detailing how great his writing and poetry had become. It was graded A++ and I was grinning from ear to ear! He got it from his Momma. Finally, one of them takes a little bit of what I have to offer. He was shy about it, but I could sense he really enjoyed the attention, and the acknowledgement of his work. Now I’m in his ear, like hey son, let’s write some poetry! Ha!

There are several tidbits of loveliness in his poems and he agreed to let me post a few of my favorites from his little book.
Birth
As the flowers were blooming, so was I. Born in a busy hospital room.
My Mom crying tears of joy.
My Dad, patiently holding her hand.
I came too fast for the doctor, the the way I am- sudden.
To hear my Mom tell it, I was full of life and very happy.
They named me Donte’ Julian. Donte after my uncle and Julian after my great-grandad.
They had a plump baby boy that was smiling 24/7.
They got me just the way I was supposed to be, with a fondness for laughing at the silliest things and being excited and hopeful for the future.
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I am
A skipping pebble, hopping off the water.
I am a small swift chipmunk, weaving through the trees.
I am a growing 12 year old boy at the peak of my prime, like the glowing orange sun
I am the busy New York City
I am a speeding cyclone, wrecking the world with my wit and intelligence.
Like an extravagant fireworks show on the 4th of July
I am Donte’
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Happiness
I dream that I was in a place where everything was exciting, colorful, and bright.
Like a huge rainbow
Everywhere I looked I saw children playing and Popsicles melting.
I could forever hear the sound of laughter and joy.
Everything felt so happy and joyful.
Like a breezy summer day.
This land was everyone’s comfort place, an adventure, a wonderland.
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Awwww, weren’t those poems adorable. I just love them and all the potential. I ask him if he enjoys writing and he tells me, it’s ok. Naturally, I want him to love it as I do. Anyway, this situation just reminds me that I need to dive a little deeper into the minds of my children. You never know what secret talents they may be harboring. I know that my oldest daughter is an excellent artist, I mean can draw like nobodies business, but she isn’t passionate about it. I use to encourage her in it, and had her in all types of activities geared towards the arts, but as she got older, she strayed away. Lately, I’ve been nagging her about drawing me a cheap fab mom logo. I’m still waiting. Lol..
I know that my 15 year old is very creative in the arts and fashion. She alters almost every piece of clothing she owns in some way or another and it’s always easy on the eyes. The stuff she comes up with is fabulous. Extremely creative. The five year old told me she wants to be on the stage and I believe her. She can dance and sing very well. For those of you who have children, do they have any hidden talents? Some that maybe you weren’t aware of? Perhaps you already know and have been sleeping on it, or you are unaware like I was. As my grandmother would say, “one things for certain, and two things for sure”, It’s time we tap into these young minds and roll out the carpet to carry them to their fullest potential.

Oh yea, notice anything? Anything? Well let me help you out. I have been consistent with my post this past week. Yay me!!! I think it has to do with the fact that my stress level is down a thousand since I left that place I use to work at. I’ve had a lovely week. I’ve been settling nicely into my new role and doing a lot of compliance training and such. A lot of cleaning of my new office as it was truly dusty. I love my new office space though. Next week, I’ll start to hang pictures and artwork so it can start feeling a little more like me. Here are a few pics of the space:

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The view from my window

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Here’s what I’m wearing today:
Top- TJMax
Pants- Kohl’s
Shoes- Target
Earrings- Shoppers World
Rings- thrifted
Bracelets- payless, shoppers world

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Lil Miss 5 had a winter program in school today. She had to wear blue/white, but I didn’t feel like the frilly dress or a skirt, so she wore:
Top- Target
Denim Jacket- Target
Leggins- Old Navy
Shoes- Harijuku Mini by Gwen Stefani

20120217-191530.jpg and last but not least, the poet, wrecking the world with his intelligence and wit, and avoiding the camera as usual. I love my one and only son.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Peace and blessings,
Dee

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6 comments
  1. Julia Williams said:

    I am so proud of you and my greatgrand kids.Nothing”s impossible thru Jesus Christ.

  2. Amy said:

    Loving the bright yellow in that top and gorgeous little ones you have 🙂 Love it when kids can express themselves through their writing like that! It really is a great talent! Here’s to the next great poet in the works!!

    http://www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

  3. Jeeda said:

    Okay chica it’s time to play catch up;) First off, Mr. Donte’ Julian has a gift love love love his poems, Lil’ Miss Number Five is still tooo cute for words and once again congrats on the new gig! At the end of the day we all have to eat meaning we have to work but it helps a helluva lot when you atleast enjoy going to work. Now on to the outfit you know I’m all about mixing prints and patterns so the floral shirt with the stripe pant…love. Oh yeah, I’m diggin’ the new “do” too. Okay I’m done….;)
    http://www.swoonblog.com

  4. Nicole Elmore said:

    I missed You 🙂
    I said to myself, Girl I have to get plugged into Cheap & Fabulous Mom website, Its so Inspiring!!!!!!
    KUDOS TO DONTE’, Wow I love his poetry!!!! So creative and just a realness he express thru his words..
    Dee, You look FAB LADY!!! Your style is like no other ( I mean that thing)
    I love the view from your office, I am so happy for you and all that GOD Is doing in your life…
    ” THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB IS BLESSED”
    ” THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB IS BLESSED’
    “THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB IS BLESSED’
    “THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB IS BLESSED!!!!!!!!

    Love you Much Dee

  5. gen321 said:

    Honey, you are about to turn me into a thief!!! I wanna steal your look from hair to shoes!! I got my eye on those cute kids, too! Great post! *I really do want to “steal” your hairstyle!*

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