Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Goodnight Mom

With much apologies to Goodnight Moon fans ...

In the messy green family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
A crying toddler because his brother just popped his red balloon
And a picture of -----

The cow jumping over the moon
(which someone colored on with a permanent marker)
And there was a missing teddy bear, and a girl with gum in her hair

And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house
(that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky baby who just won't hush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketer and the popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
Goodnight cereal bar smeared all over the dinning room chair

Goodnight spitup
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 2-year-old who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow or the next day
Hello Chardonnay and TiVo
It's "me" time finally

by Sarah Jio ... Parenting Magazine 2008