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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