Saturday, October 18, 2008

For Paul

Next time you get mad over the state of our house...
This is EXACTLY what my days are like.

What Did I Do Today?
Today I left some dishes dirty;
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before,
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall,
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I held a baby till she slept,
I held a toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek;
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that' s true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone,
With deep green eyes and soft brown hair,
If that is true...I've done my share.

I got this from...
http://www.dennydavis.net/poemfiles/mthrpoem.htm

5 comments:

Mrs. Forever said...

I love it!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Too cute!

Paige said...

That's fine. Just make sure there's dinner on the table when I get home. ;)

-Paul

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love it!! So true and so sweet!

Ginette said...

Love it! Passing this one along to a few friends who will enjoy it too. Thanks for sharing!