Terrible Tillie and her sidekick, Boo
bushwhacked Patrick in the Toddler Room.
He hid in the toy box; he hid beneath the desk.
But they found him and they trounced him
and they scared him half to death.
They loved ole Patrick, but they just couldn’t quit.
He cried so good and he yelled so great,
they had to try most every day
just for the fun of it.
Then Kaitlyn came along and she joined in the fray.
The teachers watched in horror as she grabbed the clay.
Patrick cried, “Help!” then took off for the door.
Tillie batted an eyelash, Boo just smiled.
Kaitlyn gave a mighty yell and galloped on all fours.
Patrick sprang upon her back and rode a bucking bronc;
threw a lasso round the other two and gave them both a bonk.
Naptime came round just in time, all is peaceful now.
No one would ever think those two could cause a row.
Terrible Tilllie and her sidekick, Boo.
If you come into the schoolroom most any time of day,
you’ll see the children playing in a most unusual way.
They pretend they’re sleeping, but everybody knows,
Those two are planning mayhem from their heads
down to their toes!
Terrible Tillie and her sidekick, Boo.
c.2011 Donna Swanson