Hello again and a poem

Well, we’ve been away again! This time Barcelona and Florence in a week. Loved it and my next post will be on travelling with a toddler. We still have two more trips before the summer’s over.
In the meantime, I’d like to share a poem you may already know. I keep stumbling upon it on the Internet and it really rings true with me!

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

– Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

Oh, and an unrelated photo just for the cuteness factor!

3 thoughts on “Hello again and a poem

  1. Ola Sandra!!

    Obrigada pela sua visita ao meu Blog. Acompanho o seu desde que cheguei em Bruxelas, adoro ver todas as dicas de maternidade, é um belo guia. Sobre o post a respeito de PT, quero que você saiba que de forma alguma generalizo aquelas atitudes e você me parece uma portuguesa adorável! By the way, o Alex está cada dia mais lindo, adorei essa foto com o gatinho preto.


  2. Hi Sandra,
    I found you through the Ottobre group. I’m glad your Ottobre arrived today too. What a cute Sprout you have! I have 4 children, almost 8, 6, and twin girls who are 2! I love the romper you made, very cute!

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