Monday, December 20, 2010

My Wish for the Mothers

 

Thank you, readers, for your kind words about my mothering post the other day.  You are the best!

Here is my wish for all of you struggling mothers like me; in poem form because...well.. why not?:

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May your kids sleep all night,

and be happy all day.

May they always listen to what you have to say.

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May your ears turn off

at every yell, scream, and whine,

or at least may you learn to not really mind.

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May your showers be long,

may the tantrums be fleeing,

may you never be late when the in-laws you’re meeting!

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May healthy meals be eaten,

(and with no complaining too!),

But may you know when a trip to the drive-through will do.

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May it always be water,

and not pee on the seat,

may you never crunch his favorite toy under your feet.

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May you remember the sweet baby,

when your preteen is a snot,

and may your sneaking-out teenagers always get caught!

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May you teach, may you kiss,

may you scold, and then,

may you have the strength tomorrow to do it again.

4 comments:

britney said...

Beautiful. Thank you!

Jenners said...

You need to copyright this ASAP -- it is genius!

Rachel said...

AMEN!

septembermom said...

I needed to read this poem. Thank you Caitlin!