Sunday, September 19, 2010

Worthwhile work

Today I left some dirty dishes, the bed I made at three
The nappies left a little longer, the odour growing stronger
The crumbs I spilt the day before are staring at me from the floor
The fingerprints there on the wall, will likely still be there next fall
The dirty streaks on the window panes will still be there next time it rains
"Shame on you old Lazy Bones" you say,
"And just what have you done today?"

I nursed a baby till he 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 pulled a wagon, sang a song, taught a child right from 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 a little one
With bright shining eyes and soft fine hair
If that is true, I've done my share


I just came across this and it sort of summed up my day (although it doesn't mention the little rant I had this morning)! Hope you had a good weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Sometimes I think we shouldn't require such reminders, but it is always lovely when we find such good ones. Nevermind the rant. You're doing amazing work!