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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Goodnight Mom (with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

To tired moms everywhere who can relate - maybe just a little! ha

Goodnight Mom
by Sarah Jio

In the messy green family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler because his brother just popped his red balloon
And a picture of -

The cow jumping over the moon
(which someone colored on with permanent marker)
And there was a missing teddy bear, and a girl with gum in her hair

And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house
(that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky
baby who just won't shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
Goodnight cereal bar smeared all over the dining room chair

Goodnight spitup
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow,
Or the next day
Hello chardonay and TiVo -
"me" time, finally

Now the last two lines, really aren't my fancy, but you gotta love that poem!


Kelly said...

How about "Hello Chocolate and a nice warm fire?" :-) That's really funny.

Jessica said...

Ransom and I laughed and laughed over this one...can totally relate! :)

Pam Wilson said...

Dark chocolate and TiVo work for me (new season of American Idol!)