Six Word Fridays: Enough

Never Enough Time:

Rise and shine, time for breakfast.

Oatmeal and blueberries, maybe greek yogurt.

Get dressed, walk to the park.

You’re so willful, no hand holding.

Up and down the playground ramp.

You could do this all day.

Back home for a morning snack.

Sit in my lap watching Elmo.

Hug you tight, smell your hair.

Play ball, then time to imagine.

You push around your shopping cart.

Go down for your nap….hopefully.

Not enough time to do everything.

Shower or lunch, write or read.

UPS guy bangs on the door.

You haven’t been sleeping that long.

Not enough time, nothing got done.

Make your lunch, don’t eat much.

I sit down to eat mine.

But you’re so eager to play.

I inhale the food I have.

We go upstairs, hide and seek.

I read you some favorite books.

Brown bear, Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry.

You’ve had enough, start running around.

Now mommy really needs a nap.

I didn’t sleep enough last night.

You run to the baby gate.

We go back downstairs, afternoon snack.

Open the fridge, you grab ketchup.

I take it away, you scream.

Here comes another tantrum, oh dear.

Look at the clock, it’s 5.

Daddy’s home soon, I can shower.

The day has flown by fast.

And yet it seemed so slow.

You hear the garage door open.

Start running, arms open wide, smiling.

Your dad is just as happy.

Lots of kisses, lots of hugs.

Never enough time during the day.

But this moment makes it perfect.

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11 Responses to Six Word Fridays: Enough

  1. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce October 22, 2010 at 05:18 #

    Elle-
    I do believe that you have perfectly summed up the day in the life of a mom in one poem. I am inspired!!

  2. alita October 22, 2010 at 06:20 #

    Moms, their children… never enough time
    Unconditional love for them and ourselves

    Well, I just can’t get enough!

  3. Belinda October 22, 2010 at 07:17 #

    So true. Staying clean, a challenge.
    Wake up at 5, yeah right.
    Up ’til 1, sounds about right.
    For a happy kid? Worth it.

  4. Sara October 22, 2010 at 07:49 #

    These days time is speeding up
    But some days drag on. Endless.

  5. lisa October 22, 2010 at 09:22 #

    aww..,elle, this is just beautiful!
    makes me yearn for yesterday…again.
    enjoy all these sweet delectable moments-
    for they are so fast & fleeting.

    i especially loved the ketchup bottle! 🙂

    • Elle October 22, 2010 at 09:48 #

      She’s drawn to all things red in the fridge. Cans of coke, pomegranate drinks, and recently a bottle of ketchup. She loves to walk around with it and looks so proud. 😉

  6. iseeyoulookingatme October 22, 2010 at 12:45 #

    Ah, that moment makes it perfect indeed! I love this entry. So complete. It makes me feel a little more normal…..

  7. melissa October 22, 2010 at 13:11 #

    Sometimes the moments go reeeeeally slowly.
    Never enough time in between needs.
    But those shining bursts of joy…
    they make up for a lot. 🙂

  8. Elle October 22, 2010 at 18:00 #

    I didn’t mean to “like” my own post. #oopsie

  9. 2bdancing October 23, 2010 at 07:56 #

    maybe that’s what they mean when they say, “and at the end of the day…that’s really what matters.”
    nice post

  10. Christine October 24, 2010 at 16:09 #

    My goodness! So very full. Enough!

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