Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Catching Another Small Moment

Amir (11 1/2 years) has been SO excited about Monarch of Madness - a minecraft game which is based on an adventure map, according to him. He likes the clues written on the map. He finds them awesome (his word) and cool ( his word) because they rhyme. And also because they use BIG words and OLD words - nay, thee, bane( I had to google the meaning), null! 
So as usual I try my best to be just as excited and encouraged him to make his own rhymes.

Lo and behold he came up with this:

I'm a robber that did a crime. But now i have only a dime.
My dime fell into a drain, and that's when i complain.
I tried to find a job and i was hired by a guy named Bob!

Then Amir said it was my turn to make a rhyme. Adoi otak tengah blank masa tu.

And this is what he said to me:

My son asked me to make a rhyme. But i have nothing in mind!

Malu weh. So I came up with this:

A boy named henry likes to hurry. He does things in a flurry and got everything topsy turvy. But we like Henry because he's friendly.

Then I said :

                            A friendly ghost came to say hi. 
And Amir added : But ended up getting a goodbye! 

More from Amir: 
                    A girl named Sally that was sick went on a picnic. But sadly she had to go     to a clinic.

                   Robby the robot went for a stroll. But then he fell into a hole. 
 I added:       I had to get him out using a pole.
I then posted the above rhymes on my FB wall and a number of kind friends praised him. 

He was so pleased and said he felt appreciated and inspired. 
So Amir said:
      People like the rhymes I made. I hope my talent doesn't fade.

More from Amir:
A stranger looks suspicious, maybe he's doing something malicious.

Then I encouraged him to make a rhyme in BM. 
Here's one from him:
Membaca buku membagi (:0) ilmu, oh anakku!

Mama betulkan: 
Membaca buku menambah ilmu, wahai anakku!

Do have fun making rhymes and pantun with your kids! 

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