My 7 year old brought this home from school a few weeks ago. I snapped a picture and emailed it over to Sue because I thought it was a good poem for Homemade Frontier.
Only I’m not sure how to use it. It might just be that, old. Let’s take a closer look at the poem and see how we can make it work.
Use it up.
I can use stuff up, that’s a feasible goal. Though if I’m being honest most of the stuff I gather up to donate or throw out, isn’t used up. Unless it’s a cheap plastic toy, it’s used up and in 12 pieces after 20 minutes. I would rather donate outgrown clothes for someone else to use than cut them up for rags. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Wear it out.
I am particularly guilty here. I hate shopping and just get whatever fashionable item is on the mannequin. Which after one season is uncomfortable and no longer trendy. I’m working on being a better shopper and bringing home comfortable well thought out clothes.
Make it do.
Right, like recovering furniture to make it new again. And taking in or letting out clothes to fit better, mending stuff. We can do that. I mean, it’s hard work and will take some skills but we can do it.
Wait just a minute. What do you mean do without? Like, nothing new from IKEA, cause that’s just crazy talk.
So maybe switching from our current consumerism of stuff to old Scottish austerity is a stretch. Maybe our current day poem should be