someday, we will see each other again

August 29, 2014

the last sock matched
laundry finally finished
bed was made before a child got in it
and jumped and wrestled
and hid under the blanket
until bed time
when clothes again filled the laundry basket
and covered the floor
scattered with the legos and cars and more
art work than any surface could handle
oh… someone has taken a deck screw
and twisted it into a candle
red wax chunks all over the carpet
what child did this?
probably the one hiding under the blanket
in the wrong bed, in the wrong room
go get the kid, go get the vacuum
so neither of them get smashed into the ground
do something good, that sucks,
while calming down
floor is cleaned
now what about teeth
that goal tonight
might just be out of reach
but wait there is also faces, feet, hands
off to the bathroom, kids, be a marching band!
no, no fun can keep out the fussing
no level of effort can prevent the cussing
that never comes out
but swirls around in the head
when it becomes certain that the children
will never go to bed.

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3 Responses to “someday, we will see each other again”

  1. Ryan Roling Says:

    It’s tiring being a good parent. I should know, I am a really awesome dad – just like you:-)

  2. Lindsey Says:

    Excellent! Especially that title.

  3. Gail Brown Says:

    You have such good control over yourself. I don’t think I was “that” good at parenting. I wish I could say that you learned from the best, but your better.You parent with love and knowing!!


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