Saturday, January 23, 2010

Excuse This House

Excuse This House
Author: Unknown
Some houses try to hide the fact
That children shelter there,
Ours boasts it quite openly,
The signs are everywhere.

For smears are on the windows,
Little smudges are on the doors
I should apologize, I guess
For toys strew on the floor.

But I sat down with my child
And we played and laughed and read
And if the doorbell doesn’t shine,
His eyes will shine instead.

For when at times I’m forced to choose
The one job or the other,
I’d like to cook and clean and scrub,
But first I’ll be a mother.


Karen and Brett said...

I love this poem! I should put it in every room of my house some days :)

Anonymous said...

Jess I had this hanging in my house when my kids were little:) Funny, I should still have it up!!


Kris Hoskinson said...

i really like this too.

The Garvin's said...

Love this!! It reminds me of my mom and grandma so much! I might steal this for my own blog!! :)