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    Post by genkicoll Sun May 12, 2019 5:53 pm

    This started out as a letter to my eldest daughter to
    read when she got older, and turned into a tribute to all mothers.

    Just Bein' Mom, by Genkicoll
    Written in 1997

    Awake at six
    Every day
    I want to sleep
    You want to play

    I do the laundry
    Fold and sort
    You throw it all
    Out on the floor

    Time for dishes
    Clean and dry
    The dishwasher's open
    You climb inside

    Let's scrub the floor
    Away with the crud
    And here you come
    Feet caked with mud

    It's time for lunch
    What a feast!
    I can't believe it!
    How much can you eat?

    It's naptime now
    I like it best
    When you actually sleep
    So I can rest

    Not today!
    You just sit and cry
    For an hour or more
    You want outside

    If I lay down with you
    Will you please go to sleep?
    Oh, sure Mommy!
    But you won't let it be

    You just lay there and talk
    And bounce on my head
    Please leave me alone
    Can't you see that I'm dead?

    Being a mother
    Can really be trying
    I need some ice cream
    Guess what, Dad, you're buying

    Daddy will watch
    Baby and you, both
    While I get out of the house
    The store's pretty close

    I feel better now
    I needed a break
    The baby is hungry (of course!)
    My timing is great

    The baby will sleep now
    I'd like to, too
    I shouldn't even think it
    Not in this zoo

    A zoo with one monkey
    One baby, and me
    Of course, then there's Daddy
    Big happy family

    I actually mean that
    though I get tired and cross
    I love my little family
    But it's tough being boss

    You have so much energy
    It never desists
    But your big, joyful smile
    I just can't resist

    Let's play for now
    While my energy lasts
    You're getting hard to pick up
    You're growing so fast!

    I chase you down the hall
    You jump on my back
    We wrestle, we tickle
    We laugh 'till we can't

    Come on, Mommy!
    Let's do A-B-C's
    OK, are you ready?
    Mommy, let's read!

    What an odd child
    You're smart for just three
    But, you know, that's OK
    'Cause you take after me

    Hey, I've already read
    This book twice!
    Let's read it again, Mommy
    That would be nice

    The same book six times
    I'm tired of this
    Time for bed now
    Come give me a kiss

    I don't wanna go to bed
    No, Mommy, no!
    Get off of the floor, dear
    I said, time to go

    I lay down beside you
    It helps get you to sleep
    It only takes half an hour
    It feels like a week

    It's been a long day
    I'm about to collapse
    But before I do that
    Baby wants a snack

    The house finally quiet
    Everybody asleep
    Well, really, not quite
    Everybody but me

    I just sit in the dark
    A rare moment alone
    I think about tomorrow
    and stifle a groan

    Today was Sunday
    My weekend is gone!
    But I'll survive tomorrow
    Because I am Mom

    Never be a prisoner of your past.
    It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

    Happy Mother's Day! O9fj

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