Being responsible for the MUF post on Cinco de Mayo is a grand responsibility. After all, not only is today the fifth day of the fifth month of the year, but there are a lot of other things that come in fives. For example, like most folks, I have five fingers on each hand, which come in useful when giving high-fives. Last I checked I have five toes on each foot. And just last week I stole five pieces of chocolate from my son’s Easter stash and ate them all in exactly five seconds.
So . . . in celebration of all the fives in my life, here are five lists of five things you can think about in five minutes or less.
Five Foods I’d Like to Eat to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo While Completely Ignoring Caloric Intake:
Five Children’s Novels I’ve Read and Enjoyed in the Past Five Months:
- The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
- Scumble by Ingrid Law
- The Last Present by Wendy Mass
- Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko
- Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
Five More Children’s Novels I Really Want to Read before the Next Five Months Are Over:
Five Character Names from My Writing Journal That I Hope to Use Someday:
- Abigail Blinsteen
- Lucas McShooster
- Olivia Ingledue
- Shishkabob Stubs
- Silas Slump
Five Reasons You Should Visit My New Website at www.tpjagger.com and Tell Your Friends About It, Too:
Well, HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO, loyal MUF readers! Got anything to add to any of my lists? A must-eat Mexican food? A favorite book? A completely different list of five things? Post your comments below.
Along with his MUF posts, T. P. Jagger can be found at www.tpjagger.com, where he provides brief how-to writing-tips videos as The 3-Minute Writing Teacher plus original readers’ theatre scripts for middle-grade teachers.