I don’t know what to do today.
Perhaps I’ll go outside and play,
or stay indoors and watch TV,
or take a bath, or climb a tree.
Or maybe I’ll go ride my bike,
or pick my nose, or take a hike,
or jump a rope, or scratch my head,
or play a game, or stay in bed,
or dance a jig, or pet the cat,
or drink some milk, or buy a hat,
or sing a song, or read a book,
or change my socks, or learn to cook,
or dig a hole, or eat a pear,
or call my friends, or brush my hair,
or hold my breath, or have a race,
or stand around and slap my face.
I’m so confused, and bored, and blue,
to not know what I ought to do.
I guess that I should just ask you.
So, what do you think I should do?
Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.
I found the above humorous poem and thought about my kids when they were small. Outside of TV, the only technology we had back then was the Atari, playing games like Pong and Asteroids. Does anyone remember those? But the most entertainment for me was watching my kids’ aerobic antics while calling out to me:
“Watch me, Mommy.”
“Mommy, look at this.”
“See what I can do, Mommy?”
Today, my grown children each have individual gifting, talents, and uniqueness. I still love hearing from them whether they call, text, or email me. My heart skips a beat whenever they excel in their achievements. They still put a smile on my face. We can still laugh together.
Children grow fast. All you have to do is blink. You’ll wonder where did the time fly? Cherish those moments.
Oh, and by the way, I drew the sketch below of my kids, thirty years ago.
Wasn’t it just yesterday?
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