Sunday, December 18, 2005

Oh, this is good (don't worry, Jim and Rachel)

I got this at stormies's journal, and loved it so much I had to share.  And no, my children, I won't do this to you:

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness... just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they've provided,
Returning each deed. Oh, they'll be so excited!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,
And bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.
I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
I'll get into things like sugar and bleach,
Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
And when that is done I'll hide under the bed!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat.
I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry I'll run... if I'm able!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,
I'll cross both my eyes just to see if they stick.
I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
And play in the mud 'til the end of the day!
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
And say with a groan. "She's so sweet . when she's sleeping!"
(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

~ Author Unknown ~



ajoleblon said...

Pay back is hell, eh?

ora4uk said...

actually I enjoy best sitting in a comfy chair....watching my grands do to their parents what was done to us...LOL...much more fun...and blows my kids minds when I just sit with "that smile" on my face...hahahahaha...good one here...Hugs...Ora

ksquester said...

Makes me want to sleep like a baby.......cry all night and poop in my pants. I often tease my kids that I want them to use GOOD baby powder on me when they powder my butt.  Somehow, they don't think it's nearly as funny as I do.  Good poem.    ANNE

helmswondermom said...

Oh, I love this!  I'd never read it before.  I'll have to send it to my mother!

bnanajm said...

I love it.  But I don't have any kids.  Can I live with yours?

mutualaide said...

Oh my gosh!  Too funny and hmmm....I think I will live with my kids!  Sound like it might be fun.

siennastarr said...

Hey!  That's exactly what I plan to do to each and every one of my little brats!!!  HMMMMMMPH!  lol


mastersblynn said...

This is so cute!!!! Loves it, Barbara

vortexgirl said...

I think I would pay to see an old lady try to crawl under the bed.  lol  That's a good one.

bhbner2him said...

Oh, I like this idea!  I"ve already told my son I'm gonna run around my house naked when I am old and cool off in a wading pool everytime I get hot.  -  Barbara

deslily said...

why did you have to tell your kids not to worry!.. that's a bummer LOL.. I woulda just put the poem up and let them sweat! hahahahaha..