Day 3

Today, I'm thankful for my wonderful children.  Ballerina is so helpful, insightful, and spirited.  Hipster is silly, energetic and affectionate.  Squishy is wiggly.  :) 

On this day of appreciating them, I thought I would post this poem that is so fitting and true.  


by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth, 
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth, 
Hang out the washing and butter the bread, 
Sew on a button and make up a bed. 
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? 
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue 
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

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