Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pretty Much Sums it All Up

Goodnight Mom (with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
by Sarah Jio (Parenting Magazine)
with a few adaptations by Beth Twist:

In the messy green family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler because his sister 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 I NEED SPACE!

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 whatever-that-is 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 almost-3-year-old who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo and Thomas
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow or the next day

Hello Merlot, OPB, linen and thread...
"me" time finally

2 comments:

Christine said...

Amen.
And Can I get another Amen? Especially about the Merlot.
Amen!
SHHHHHHH!
It's. Finally. Quiet.

just me. said...

Love that Bethgirl!

lori
notforgotten farm