This weekend we cleaned out the garage (grunt!) and I found a story that was framed that I believe hung in my room as a child. I had to share it with you today because I think a LOT of moms can relate.
"I don't want to hear another word!"
I hear my daughter scold.
"Dear me!" I think , "she's awfully strict
For a playful three-year-old!"
She rolls he big eyes heavenward
And sighs with great disdain.
"What am I going to do with you?!"
Her dolls hear her complain.
"Sit down! "Be still! Hold out your hands!
Do you have to walk slow?
Pick up your toys! Go brush your teeth!
Eat all your carrots! Blow!"
I start to tell her how gentle
A mother ought to be
When blushingly, I realize
She's imitating ME!
- Barbara Burrow