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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Wednessday is Hump day.


When I'm a Little Old Lady

Then I'll live with my children and bring them great joy
To repay all I've had from each girl and boy.
I shall draw on the walls and scuff up the floor
Run in and out without closing the door.

I'll hide frogs in the pantry, Socks under my bed.
Whenever they scold me, I'll just hang my head.
I'll run and I'll romp, always fritter away
The time to be spent doing chores every day.

I'll pester my children when they're on the phone.
As long as they're busy, I won't leave them alone.
Hide candy in closets, rocks in a drawer
And never pick up my clothes from the floor.

Dash off to the movies and not wash a dish.
I'll plead for allowance whenever I wish.
I'll stuff up the plumbing and deluge the floor
As soon as they've mopped it, I'll flood it some more.

When they correct me, I'll lie down and cry
Kicking and screaming, not a tear in my eye.
I'll take all their pencils and flashlights, and then
When they buy new ones--I'll take them again.

I'll spill glasses of milk to complete every meal
Eat my banana and just drop the peel.
Put toys on the table, spill jam on the floor
I'll break lots of dishes as though I was four.

What fun I shall have.
What joy it will be
To live with my children like--
THEY LIVED WITH ME!!!!

author unknown

Okay - gotta say I loved that - thanks Jeannie (my cousin).

You know if you're any like me - I love to think about doing things like that - while I never really would - I love dreaming about it!!! Makes me happy. Do you ever do things like that?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Okay this helps me get through hump day today. I' really tired. I've been burning the candles at both ends - getting up at 6 and staying up to midnight! lol I'm going to go to bed early tonight.

I'm also meeting Linda a fellow blogger for lunch today and that always helps things too!


Know what I mean?

Love, Chatty

62 comments:

Sandra said...

that is a really long day, no wonder you are exhausted. enjoy lunch with your blogger friend.

Shelly said...

This is a great hump day post- glad I read it!

Deb said...

Love it should be shared by all moms

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Have fun at lunch today :)

xo
Dee

Maple Lane said...

Have a nice lunch and try to stay cool! I love the poem. Had to laugh about the banana peel....my neighbor's great grandson "squished" a banana in her mini blinds last week!

Mamabug said...

What fun this morning! Great way to start my day. Enjoy your special lunch today.

Annmarie Pipa said...

pretty fun to think about!!
have e fun lunch!! good for you!

Jeanie said...

I love the poem, Sandie. It won't happen but it is very funny to think about. Have a good day and get some rest.

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Karen Lange said...

Love the poem! Yes, I have to admit that even during these times I thought about my kids having kids and how much work it would be for them. My oldest son (married with a son of his own) told me in last year's Mother's Day card that he doesn't just think of me on Mother's Day, he thinks of me every day. Having a child of his own opened his eyes to how much a mom really does. For the record, he was always a good kid. :) But it sure was nice to hear!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Have a fun lunch Sandie- then a nap maybe... love the poem!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ewwwww, only 6 hours sleep? Well, enjoy your lunch, but get some much needed rest. The candle, you can snuff it out, forget about it all...and rekindle the flame another day.

Betty Manousos said...

love the poem.

you go so much, sandie. you really need some rest, my friend.

enjoy lunch with your blogging friend.

andy said...

Cool poem. Happy Wednesday! !!!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute. hoping you get caught up on rest!

BelovedBomber said...

So my kids aren't the only ones that do all those things :) Great post again bringing a smile to my face.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

All of us mothers would love that poem. What goes around, comes around and eventually the children you put the diapers on, will be putting them on you.

Remington said...

That is SO funny! Beth told me she would love to do that to her children....ha ha....she wouldn't though....nice thought....ha ha!

Wanda's Wings said...

Hope you get to bed early tonight. Enjoy your night.

Eva Ason said...

Boy you're having longer days than I do ;) you'd better get some rest tonight. Enjoy the lunch with your friend.
Big hugs
Eva

Wendy said...

Great poem (must remember to do what it says)!!! That's the problem though... I'll forget (my memory's not as good as it once was)!!! Drat!! Maybe I should get some practice in now though!!! Tee hee!

Love it!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Love that poem!

Bev said...

you must be exhausted... I know where the same age...and I'm ready for bed some nights by 8:30 9:00...
love that poem!

Gloria Hood said...

Great poem! Got my old age planned to include some of that stuff! Sleep well tonight!

Anna Smith said...

I love that lil man's outfit, check him go! :)

Betty WSch. said...

The hump day theme must be going around the blogisphere...I've seen so many today. Love the poem. I'm like you, I love thinking about doing that stuff, but never really would.LOL
For me it's like Monday today. We had a holiday yesterday and I'm starting the week again...

Sally said...

You made my day! LOL

Get some rest.

)(Hugs(

Lynn said...

That sounds like a fun lunch. Love that little guy at the end.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie I love that poem! I wouldn't do it either but it makes me smile to think about it. Thank you for coming to my side of town for lunch today. I needed a good girl talk and being with you is always fun! I can survive hump day now! Big Hugs, Linda

Blondee said...

You must be psychic!! My good friend called me this morning frazzled beyond repair with her son. He has SPD, and was being a handfull. She couldn't even say a word to me without him interjecting and correcting. Very belligerent and negative. He wouldn't cooperate for schooling and wouldn't clean up after himself. I told her there was a poem about this, and couldn't remember the name of it...I am sending her the link to your blog right now! lol THANK YOU!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Sandie. I loved that poem! Isn't it good?! Waow, that's a long day for you. Hope you get some rest y friend. How lovely that you are meeting a bloggy friend for lunch. Hope you have a lovely time. I also love the little boy at the end = so cute!!

Nezzy said...

Wonderful poem sweetie.

I do hope you have a great lunch!!!

What fun...I'd tell ya'll to stay outta trouble but I already told ya to have fun so...let 'er rip!!!

God bless and have a fantastic day sweetie!!! :O)

That corgi :) said...

I did like that poem, Sandie! It is hard to get it all done, isn't it? I find myself doing the same thing, staying up too late and getting up too early. Hope you had a great lunch and a good restful sleep tonight!

betty

Tammy said...

Oh what fun! You have made hump day more fun :)

Ginny said...

That is a really funny poem!!! You have got to get some sleep or you will not be good for anyone!!!

Dee said...

Great poem...I will have to send a copy to my kids...give them a little scare LoL

barbara l. hale said...

Lol on the poem! Hope you get a good long night's sleep!

Retired English Teacher said...

I hope your lunch was fun. I've yet to meet a blogger friend. That is awesome.

Nancy said...

Sadly, with two boys, I have a feeling I'd still be on the short end of the stick if I lived with either one of them! Lol.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Ma always said when I grew up and got my own place she was going to come over and jump on the couch... I keep an eye on her to this day:@)

Shug said...

Great poem...sounds good to me...
So glad that it is Wednesday evening..
But...I have a super busy weekend, so no rest for me until next week..
Hope you get some too...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the poem. Hope you get a good nights sleep. Love, Debby

melody-mae said...

Ha. loved this post!!!! For sure I feel like an old lady a lot of the time! :)

Jill said...

A little late here...I hope you had a wonderful lunch with your friend!

Jean said...

Love that poem!
OK...I'm a bit jealous. We need to do lunch again soon.:-D)

Angela said...

That is so funny Sandie! I do sometimes think I can't wait for my kids to get their own places so I can mess it up! lol It would be funny to do it too!

Susan said...

Awwww, that was a cute post, Sandie. Funny poem, too, and so true.

Did I tell you I love your header? It's sooooo pretty.

Hope your lunch with Linda was super. Boy, I would have loved to have joined you two little chickadees. Take care. Susan

Dolores said...

I love this happy post!!! You always lift my spirits and make me smile.... thank you!!!
Hugs

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We call it "Pay Back" time when our kids' kids give them a hard time --like the kids gave us!!!!!! ha

Sounds like you need to slow down a little and get some REST.... We try to get 8 hours of sleep a night (11-7 usually). But--we have to put that as a priority since we never get finished doing the things we love to do... Oh Well.

Hugs,
Betsy

Paula said...

I'm sure your lunch was fun. Hope you are sound asleep by now. Did you do AOL journals?

jack69 said...

I love that poem. Reminds me of the tale: "Mama why did you give water pistols to the kids, you hate it when we had water pistols!"
mama, "I know!"
Slow down, the candle burns fast enough on its own!

Crystal Mary said...

What a wonderful poem, so true and so funny.. But, we may never get invited to live with our children?? I see I still do, much more for them than they do in return. Time will tell. xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A wonderful hump day post!
love
tweedles

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love that poem, Sandie! Yep, I sit and dream up stuff that I would do just for the giggles (I'm easily amused) but I wouldn't really ever do it!

Hope you had a nice lunch. Wish I could go, too!! And get some rest!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

SweetMarie said...

Very cute post! Hope you have a wonderful lunch! I will be having lunch with you one day, hopefully sooner than later! I do know what you mean. I completely understand the song you sing and I know you understand the song I sing. :)

Love you,
Marie

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE this post. Made me smile. take care.

Catherine said...

Well we are past hump day now and on the downhill slop to Friday. Hooray!
xo Catherine

Granny Annie said...

If I don't arrive early it's hard to find a seat. Wow your comments fill up fast. It is not wonder with your delightful posts:)

Debbie said...

I think I should frame that and give it to the Duchess for MD.
Except, her children are still doing some of those things. We never really grow up around our place. We just get bigger.

Rose said...

Oh, I always laugh at this...but then I remember "Be good to your children cause they will pick your nursing home!"

That being said, now with our daughter and Lorelei our grandbaby...we tell her paybacks are #@44. She just laughs...

When she was about 3 she took a crayon down every wall in the house at one time or another--just as high as she could reach.

Annesphamily said...

Great poem! Always something here to smile about.

Tracy said...

Sandie, my dear, I'd be exhausted if I did that...I can't stay up that late at all! The poem is great :) and love the little guy with the guitar and the saying is so true!