Sunday, May 10, 2009

To All The Moms

I got this in an email...

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness...just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,
And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes..
I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry...I'll run...if I'm able!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,
I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
And play in the mud 'til the end of the day!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh;
I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
And say with a groan, 'She's so sweet when she's sleeping!'


Grace said...

Have a blessed Mother's Day Barbara.

psst... just a bit more of me revealed over at my place...

Lucy said...

Happy Mommas Day HOt Buttah! BIG hugs and warm wishes to you! xoxo

Misty DawnS said...

Your puppy is cute when she sleeps too :-P

Jeni said...

I loved this poem -even more so because, as you know, my younger daughter and her family live with me (or I live with them, although it's my house) but, whatever! My firm creed with my kids has always been to live long enough to be a problem to them!