Spring has been slow in coming to Minnesota this year, but finally, it’s here. The plants in the garden have begun to fill out, the grass is green, and even our spindly Maple in the front yard has sprouted leaves.
All of this means that it is time, yet again, for the annual Mother Words haiku contest. Whoop! Whoop!
For those of you who are new to Mother Words, I launched the annual contest in 2008 when Zoë was just a couple of months old and I developed a raging case of mastitis. D was traveling, so I was on my own, juggling an infant and a four-year-old. It wasn’t pretty, people. You can read more about that here.
But from my experience with mastitis, the annual Mother Words haiku contest was born. And now, I’d like to introduce the topic of the 4th Annual Mother Mother Words haiku contest. (Drum roll please.)