Friday, October 31, 2008

Goodnight Mom

I found this in a Parenting magazine and thought more than a few of us could relate to if you just change a few of the words around...

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
Andgoodnight 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 chardonnay and TiVo-
"me" time finally.
__Sarah Jio


The Hadfields said...

That is too funny!! It's one of Sophie's favorites!!

The Cherry Tree 123 said...

I love it! Oh how i can relate right now!

Kilah and Brodies World! said...

amen to that poem!!!! your girls are so cute!

Deana said...

You know I read this and thought I should post this on my blog!!! Sorry so late realizing that you had done that :-)