So it has been a very long time since I attempted any poems and I am slightly rusty. However I have been thinking of this one for a few days and decided to put it down in writing. These are just some of the things I hope to never forget about the toddler days, as I know all to soon they will be over.
Cheeks flushed from play, hair all askew
Squeals of delight as they discover wonders anew
A magical kiss that cures every ail
Imaginary sand beaches, buckets and pails
The kitchen table turned blanket fort, mess all around
Another shoe missing, to never be found
“Mommy, Mommy” said hundreds of times of day
Eyes closed, heads bowed, as they start to pray.
Climbing and clinging on you like monkey bars
Whatever you are doing they never are far
A babe in each arm, a pile of dishes in the sink
Chaos and noise till you can’t hardly think.
Exhaustion to a level that you never could dream
And a heart so full it might burst at the seams
The relief you feel when they both fall asleep
The whole new appreciation for quiet and peace
You stand over their beds and watch as they slumber
The ways they have blessed you could never be numbered
You think of the moments the good and the bad
All of the joy, stress, love and tears that this one day had
And you hold them close, hide them in your heart
And pray you will never forget even one tiny part
As they say the nights might be long but the years they are short
And you will never regret a day spent in a messy blanket fort.