Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goognight Mom

I read this last night in the, 'Last Word' section of the November issue of Parenting.
Yeah, you can see how often I actually get to sit down to read. Anyway, my kids and I absolutely love the book, Goodnight Moon, and I just thought this was so cute... and yet true. Enjoy!

(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

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 HUSH!

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
and goodnight 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.


Laura Ann Miller said...

Thanks for posting this!