When they are older,
When they have flown the nest...
What will they remember,
What will they smile over?
the Toil of Everyday Life?
The Curse of Fallen Man?
What will stick out to them,
cause them to laugh,
What will they tell their kids?
Will it be the tears,
the time you finished the mathbook,
the time all the socks in the house were put away,
The time all the tasks you had wanted done were done.
Or will it be the boring times,
the unscheduled times,
the crazy times,
The times you didn't plan for.
The times that seem unsubstantial,
there are other things to do.
The cuddles on the sofa,
the talks late at night,
And the walks in the afternoons.
As a mom, you want to have it together.
To keep up with the Jonses.
But, remember... what will they remember?