Friday, December 31, 2010

A holiday ode to my kids

Twas about a week after Christmas
and all through the house
the hubby and I awake in bed
laying there as quiet as a mouse

We were silently appreciating
our house full of discord
we knew it would soon be over
and all would be bored

Our teen and adult age children
and all of their friends
filling our home with chaos
we wished would never end

Slamming doors, laughing voices
stomping feet on the stairs
smells of 2am pizzas cooking
carelessly filling the air

Night after night of sleep interrupted
waking to a house in disorder
A grocery bill that makes your wallet cringe
and a laundry pile like no other

But all these things I cherish
there's no need to pretend
I realize my children will be grown soon and gone
my only wish is that these times would never end


Sewn With Grace said...

I wish it would never end too! Loved your poem!!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i know just what you are saying...have a wonderful new year!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I Agree! I Agree! I Agree! Time is flying!!!
It sounds like you had a wonderful and fun-filled holiday. And, what a fresh and wonderful new start to your year with your surgery behind you.

Love, Joyce

Pam said...

Awesome poem! I swear you read my mind.