Sunday, May 10, 2009

When I'm An Old Lady

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
and bring so much happiness, just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,
and I'll bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.
I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
and when that is done, I'll hide under the bed!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry. I'll run. if I'm able!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,
I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
and play in the mud till the end of the day!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
and say with a groan, "She's so sweet when she's sleeping!"

Happy Mother's Day!

7 comments:

Brian and chelsea said...

=)
love it!

...but this assumes I'll actually MAKE IT til old age...

Gwyl said...

Happy Mothers day to you Jenifer. Love ya, Papa

Ashley said...

It's funny to picture an old lady doing all of those things. Happy Mothers Day!

Beth said...

Maybe I should start practicing!

Deon said...

HI-LAR-IOUS!!! The mental pictures are cracking me up! Hap-Mo-Day!

Deon said...

I printed this poem out and read it at the table during our Mother's Day get together last night--it was a hit! Thanks for sharing :)

Holly said...

Great poem! Too funny!