Sunday, 12 October 2008

Today ...

I've just found this whilst packing and thought I'd share. I'm not sure where I got it from, probably Parents Centre shortly after Maia's birth.


Today I left some dishes dirty
The bed got made around two thirty
The nappies soaked a little longer
The odour grew a little stronger
The crumbs I spilled the day before
Where staring at me from the floor
The dirt streaks on the window panes
Will still be there next time it rains.

"For shame, O lazy one" you say
And "Just what did you do today?"

I nursed a baby while she slept
I held a toddler while he wept
I played a game of hide and seek
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak
I pushed a swing, I sang a song
I taught a child what's right and wrong
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess it's true.

Unless you think that what I've done
Might be important to someone
With bright green eyes and golden hair
If that is true, I 've done my share.


Amy said...

ohh. I agree, I just wish I could remember to agree when I get worked up about how much hasn't been done.

Heart Felt said...

Thats wonderful.....makes me feel tired...but wonderful. xx

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Jem said...

Thats absolutely lovely, and so so true xx

Anonymous said...

That's true! =]

Sarie said...

Thankyou for putting this on your beautiful did make me cry but it was late and I was so very, very tired.

Rachel said...

Lovely, I hope you don't mind - I copied it and e-mailed it to my Mum friends. Sometimes it does us good to remember and celebrate what our real priorities in life are. Thankyou

Rachel (purplecavingcat - GP forum)