Why Lemony?
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May 07, 2008


A new word has been created for those little glass pebble thingies that go in the bottom of vases. They are now keeshbukahs, according to Teresa. The girls have a set of them for counting/treasure/pretending pinata. Here is their story. Complements of Teresa.

Once upon a time their were thousands of keeshbukahs on a sheet. Many ladybugs and rabbits lived upon them. A spiny pine got on the sheet. But the spiny pine was the sheet. A flower petal was on the spiny pine. And there was a 'Z' on the petal. The petal and the 'Z' were both made of gold. Then the keeshbukahs ran into a fire and a star came into the fire with all of them, and swoosh!, it kept away. Georgia and Maya and Teresa opened a sock and put the keeshbukahs into it so it could be a pinata. They were a circle and there was a button on them and another keeshbukah and forty with them! And everyone said, Wow! Lots of eyes were on them. And there were two keeshbukahs that went to a singing wolf and a hole disappeared and out came the keeshbukahs and the thousands were gone and everyone said, Woo! They're cleaned up! The End.

Posted by Bahiyyih at May 7, 2008 10:30 AM

I want to put one big huge smiley face as my comment to this post. Please let Teresa know that I enjoyed her story a lot! :-)

Posted by: Heather at May 8, 2008 01:16 PM

Dear Teresa,

Keeshbukah, keeshbukah,
You are so shiny
And sparkly and clinky
With spines that are piney.

I love every keshbukah
I've ever seen,
But the Bakery in Urbana outshines every one of the rainbows of keeshbukahs here, there, and everywhere
That ever has been.

Love, Nana

Posted by: Nana at May 8, 2008 10:14 PM

Look at all the creativity! I'm sure Teresa's skills have been supported by all the creative storytelling that goes on over there. What an imagination! Also loving the poem, mom!

Posted by: Layli at May 9, 2008 10:15 AM