Oh my word, that was fun. Y’all are so pretty! And clever!
Honorable “if only you knew how to count the syllables” Mention to my father, for his freeform not-haiku:
clean floors avoid
tripping over iambic pentameters
(Dad wins a lovely “Now I Can Count” board book.)
Honorable “I would love to give you an award but since I know you in real life I’m thinking you should be disqualified on some sort of nepotism clause” Mention to Zuska, for her lyrical haiku:
Ah! Like winter snow,
the dust has made a landscape
so serene. Why clean?
(Zuska wins, um, my admiration!)
… First Runner-Up and “girl after my own heart” award goes to crazyjane for her masterpiece:
spring cleaning sucks ass.
i try to never do it.
that’s why i had kids.
(Crazyjane wins a mystery prize! Just now I decided that! Email me your address!)
To Clorox and Pledge,
Swiffer, Mr. Clean, I say
MAZEL TOV, SUCKA!!!
Jenn2 won hands-down with her judicious application of the phrase MAZEL TOV, SUCKER! (I especially like the interpretive flair of changing it to SUCKA; that’s some happening artistic spirit, right there.) Jenn2, please get me your mailing address. And may I just say… MAZEL TOV, SUCKER!
Thanks to everyone who played!