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She won't keep

I'm currently rocking Kenlee to sleep in the glider. (Thanks to my smartphone I can multitask.) And I just realized something.

This is a gift.

For a fleeting moment earlier tonight I wished I was out with my friends having a drink or sitting around a bonfire. Instead, I was glued to the couch as Kenlee wanted to only sleep in my arms or nurse all evening.

But I'm ok with that.

I know this time with her is a blessing - one that I wont always have. I think this poem pretty much sums it up:

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,

Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.

Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo

But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

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  1. Loving these baby entries Tami. You write like you love- with enthusiasm, which makes it refreshing, honest and funny.

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