Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Excuse This House

"Some houses try to hide the fact
That children shelter there;

Ours boasts of it quite openly,
The signs are everywhere.

For smears are on the windows,
Little smudges on the doors;

I should apologize, I guess
For toys strewn on the floor.

But I sat down with the children
And we played and laughed and read,
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
Their eyes will shine instead.
For when I have to choose between
The one job or the other,
Though I need to cook and clean,

First I'll be a Mother."

~Author Unknown

From the book, Who Got Peanut Butter on My Daily Planner?, by Cindy Sigler Dagnan

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