The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Etiquette For Toddlers

Spitting isn’t proper,
Mom says it’s downright rude
Even if the taste is weird
I mustn’t sputter food.
Dad says I should try new flavors
(just one tiny bit).
It’s only when I brush my teeth
I finally get to spit!

About the Writer

Liz Wilder

Liz has loved rhyming words her entire life, but has never submitted a poem for publication before. In her day job, she writes about alternative energy and the climate crisis for Energies Magazine. The birth of Liz's granddaughter has inspired her to send a poem to the Dirigible Balloon and she hopes you'll enjoy it. We hope Liz sends us more poems ... JH.