My children are simply delighted by this poem.
They recite it all the time.
Doesn’t it just figure? Of all of the sweet verses they could be memorizing, they insist on learning this one.
You’ll know it’s she, because she’ll chew
Or munch or suck some penny-sweet,
Some chocolate, gum, or other treat.
“Chomp, chomp,” she chews—just like a cow.
It doesn’t look so nice, somehow,
But though I think it’s rather sad,
The thing which makes her playmates mad
Is: that she never thinks of treating
Her friends. They watch, while she is eating!
To share a treat is much more fun.
Or—if it is a little one,
Too small to share—why doesn’t she
Eat when she has no company?
(from Catholic Children’s Treasure Box, Vol. 17)
Hmph! I never should have told them about those truffles in my closet! : )