It’s Not All Mary Poppins

God is Kind

Nigel said “please”.
And “thank you”.
With a smile.
After two hours spent screaming
when she was in my arms,
Anna slept FOR TWO HOURS
and woke happy
and didn’t need to be in my arms
for a whole, entire HOUR!
That’s three straight hours
of peace. 🙂
Malli came in snuffling
but quiet
and didn’t scream once the entire afternoon
chattered happily to me
while fingerpainting
This morning
Timmy’s mother phoned to tell me
that she was staying home today
and keeping him
with her.
(Not that Timmy is any trouble
blessings be upon his little bald head,
but one less baby is
that much less work.
On a Friday, no less!)

Thanks be.
I am grateful.

© 2006, Mary P

September 29, 2006 - Posted by | daycare, the dark side


  1. Oh thank goodness. After yesterday (the PIP post), you really need this.

    Comment by Kristen | September 29, 2006 | Reply

  2. Amen.

    Comment by Peter | September 29, 2006 | Reply

  3. *whew* Nice to have a bit of a break, eh?

    Comment by Candace Miller-Janidlo | September 29, 2006 | Reply

  4. And it’s Friday!

    Way to start the weekend off right!

    Comment by kimmyk | September 29, 2006 | Reply

  5. sounds like a nice end to the week. you deserve a nice hot bath and a soothing weekend.

    Comment by jen | September 29, 2006 | Reply

  6. Hooray! Sounds like a good day.

    We had to resort to the pacifier a bit more than we like tonight, but oh well.

    Comment by Lady M | September 29, 2006 | Reply

  7. Have you set that poetry to music yet?

    Comment by Granny | September 30, 2006 | Reply

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