Friday, June 19, 2009

Goodnight Mom

One of my great deals thanks to Kijiji, was a large box filled with parenting magazines. For Free! Yay, I just love free stuff! And magazines! I like looking through them for ideas; recipes, crafts, stories, etc.

In one issue of Parents magazine I found this great take on an old favorite. Mikah loves it when we read Goodnight Moon and My World, so this take on the familiar story made me laugh out loud. Hopefully other parents can relate.

Goodnight Mom
(with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown) By Sarah Jio
In the messy green
family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler
because his brother just popped his
red balloon
And a picture of--
The cow jumping over the moon (which someone colored on with
permanent marker)
And there was a missing
teddy bear, and a girl with
gum in her hair
And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house
(that no one else seemed to smell)
And a comb and a brush and a colicky baby who just won't shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@
Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the
popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
Goodnight cereal bar smeared all
over the dining room chair
Goodnight spitup
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old who just needs to hush
right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow,
or the next day
Hello chardonnay and TiVo--
"me" time finally

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hahahhahaha... omg... that's so funny! I love it. I'm sure it makes every mom feel like they're not so alone in the mess!

I'm going to forward that to everyone!!

What would I do without you, sis??