Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Parent's Prayer

Ah...after a long day, this prayer seems so apt. I came across it at breastfeeding.com.

A Parent's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind.

I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot
May I lie back - not have to think
about what they're stuffing down the sink,
or who they're with, or where they're at
and what they're doing to the cat.

I pray for time all to myself
(did something just fall off a shelf?)

To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no, another goldfish - dead!)

Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)

And that I need not cook or clean -
(well heck, I've got the right to dream)

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I know -
I must have lost them long ago!

Somewhere else on that site there was a comment that if you can't get your child's attention, just sit down and look comfortable.

True isn't it. Alternatively, sit in front of the computer. It makes them drop everything and come.

Still, those tiring little energy balls are cute and right now, both of mine are peaceful angels in bed.


Mike said...

You need to move the computer into a closet.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A delightful poem!

NomadicExpat said...

Very apt indeed.

I did sit down and look comfy only to have Aaron climb on my lap and lean his entire body down. I'm the human pillow. Beats sitting on a wooden stool!