Instead I Was a MOM
I could done a LOAD of laundry
but instead I dumped a LOAD of trucks.
I could have made stew from SCRATCH
but instead I made a playdough from SCRATCH.
I could have WASHED the dishes up
but instead I WASHED toy cars up.
I could have WIPED the walls and counters
but instead I WIPED the etch a sketch clean.
I could have CLEARED the cupboard out
but instead I CLEARED my child's eyes.
I could have MADE my bed
but instead I MADE the planet Venus.
I could have folded my LONG line of clothes
but instead I sprayed water from a LONG line of hose.
I could have TOOK the garbage out
but instead I TOOK my son out.
I could have PREPARED lunches for tomorrow
but instead I emotionally PREPARED my son for tomorrow.
Today I could have WORKED and kept up with the HOUSE.
I could have cleaned, tidied, scrubbed and washed.
But instead I PLAYED, laughed, SANG and DANCED.
I know in the FUTURE, he won't remember if the house was CLEAN
But he will REMEMBER how he FELT when MOM was AROUND.