Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quiet Down Cobwebs!!!

I am having so much fun with my kids and it's a blast to be their Mommy. But somedays I wonder how my house is dirty again, the laundry from last week isn't put away (and it's laundry day), and how can we possibly be behind in school year academics already even though we started two weeks ahead??? But today God sweetly reminded me that these days of playing with my boys and spending all my hours with them will fly by quickly. Babies don't stay babies for long. Here's a sweet poem a friend shared that reminds me why the house can wait- because I'm rocking my babies and babies don't keep.

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,Hang out the washing, make up the bed,Sew on a button and butter the bread.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past duePat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stewAnd out in the yard there’s a hullabalooBut I’m playing Kanga and this is my RooLook! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.
The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrowBut children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton


Kate DeLeon said...

I often read your blog although I've never commented. I love this sweet poem!!! Dan & I are always struggling with our to-do list versus spending time with Bobby but Bobby always wins! We realize how quickly this sweet boy grows and how we never want to miss moments with him! We will never have that picture perfect home but the photos we get while spending time with our precious boy are more beautiful then any house could be!! I'm so glad that I know another mommy who values her time with her children over a perfect house! I hope you are all doing wonderfully (it sounds as though you are)!
Kate DeLeon

Ginny said...

Thanks Kate! I'm not a bit surprised to see that's how you parent. That's how you've always lived: valuing people. Love that:) This is totally off topic, BUT, I think of you whenever I make a taco ring because you taught me how and it's our family favorite comfort meal!!! Thank you.