Pansy P. Petunia

Pansy P. Petunia

Pansy P. Petunia I’m Pansy P. Petunia and I never take a shower. There isn’t any need because I smell just like a flower. by Kenn Nesbitt, via Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry4Kids.com Some days I feel so mature. You should know, too, that Pansy P. Petunia goes on for three more […]

Pansy P. Petunia

I’m Pansy P. Petunia
and I never take a shower.
There isn’t any need because
I smell just like a flower.

by Kenn Nesbitt, via Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry4Kids.com

Petunias at Bee Cottage
Petunias at Bee Cottage

Some days I feel so mature.

You should know, too, that Pansy P. Petunia goes on for three more verses with references to armpits and flatulence and whatnot, right up the alley of any 5-year-old and therefore on most days right up mine.

On a serious note, it is healthy for children to follow Pansy’s example in building their defenses against bathing, such a rude assault on their delicate little senses.

Here’s to being a subversive grown-up. Happy Friday.

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