"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
— L.M. Montgomery

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ma and God

God gave us fingers- Ma says, " Use your fork."
God gave us voices- Ma says, "Don't scream."
Ma says eat broccoli, cereal and carrots.
But God gave us tasteys for maple ice cream.

God gave us fingers- Ma says, "Use your hanky."
God gave us puddles- Ma says,"Don't splash."
Ma says," Be quite, your father is sleeping."
But God gave us garbage can covers to crash.

God gave us fingers- Ma says, " Put your gloves on."
God gave us raindrops- Ma says, " Don't get wet."
Ma says be careful, and don't get too near to
Those strange dogs that God gave us to pet.

God gave is fingers- Ma says, " Go wash 'em."
But God gave us coal bins and nice dirty bodies.
And I ain't too smart, but there's one thing for certain-
Either Ma's wrong or else God is.

~ Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

SO thankful for my sweet, dirty noisy, wonderful children!

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