Mrs. Sumppi has been busy in the garden every day this week, and her daughter Linn has been happily helping. The son, Timmy, wasn't quite so enthusiastic at first, he was overheard complaining loudly, saying: "
I don't want to do the garden stuff, I want to do something FUN!!! I'm going to go be a PIRATE!!!! Yes, a great big bad pirate and everybody will be scared of me! That will be cool!"
Naturally, Mrs.Sumppi didn't agree with this at all, neither did Mr.Sumppi. In just a few hours pretty much everybody was talking about this, thinking of different ways to maybe help Timmy reconsider his choice of career...
Trumpetnose, the esteemed leader of Trolldom and a fine poet, also heard about it, and to his own surprise was inspired to write a little poem for Timmy:
DO NOT BECOME A PIRATE,
A PIRATE CAN BE SO IRATE,
AND A LIFESTYLE SO SECOND-RATE,
MIGHT NOT EVEN BE WORTH DEBATE.
GARDEN-WORK ON THE OTHER HAND,
IS SOMETHING ONE CAN UNDERSTAND.
AND IT CAN BE SUCH FUN,
TO DIG AND PLANT AND RAKE IN THE SUN!
YOUR MAMA WILL BE HAPPY, TOO,
TO HAVE THE HELP FROM YOU!
AFTERWARDS YOU CAN SIT IN THE SHADE
AND ENJOY A GLASS OF LEMONADE!
AND SEE THE PRETTY FLOWERS EVERYWHERE!
AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU DID YOUR SHARE?
We are happy to report that Timmy has decided to not become a pirate after all -it did seem a little bit too risky snd scary anyway, and he didn't really want to go so far away. And he knew that he would miss his sister and mom and dad, and his own bed and everything. And what if the pirates never had any cookies and lemonade?! That would be too horrible!
So all is well, Mrs. Sumppi's garden looks wonderful and Timmy will proudly point out to you all the spots where he did most of the digging, and all the flowers he himself planted.
We hope that you have a chance to enjoy the lovely spring weather and maybe even do some gardening if that's on your agenda. There has been talk about a big spring cleaning in Trolldom, tentatively scheduled for the weekend. The trolls do this almost every year and it always a fun event, even if it is a lot of work.
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE - and don't forget to change your clocks on the weekend!