Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ripped Pants


Okay, I know what y'all are thinking and no I didn't rip my pants. LOL My 5 year old decided that he wanted to enlarge the very small hole in the knee of his jeans.

Do you think he was trying to make some shorts? Maybe spring fever?

I still can't believe he did that. It was bad and I was upset with him. However, I also know it's times like these that will be looked back on with much laughter. Things that will be recounted when my children are adults. Things that will make me long for the days when they are little.

I found this poem online and really enjoyed it.

Can I Carry You ?
© Brad Anderson
I guess that I can hold you
one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you
so that you will always know.
Please let me tie your shoe again.
One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time
I hope it's love I've shown.
Can I help you put your coat on?
Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon?
Can I pick you out a treat?
One day you might just care for me,
so let me care for you.
I want to be a part
of every little thing you do.
Tonight could I please wash your hair?
Can I put toys in the bath?
Can I help you count your small ten toes
before I teach you math?
Before you join a baseball team
can I pitch you one more ball?
And one more time can I stand near
to make sure you don't fall?
Let's take another space-ship ride
Up to the Planet Zoor.
Before our Cardboard Rocket
doesn't fit us anymore.
Please let me help you up the hill.
while you're still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories
while you're young and have the time.
I know the day will come
when you will do these things alone.
Will you recall the shoulder rides
and all the balls we've thrown?
I want you to grow stronger
than your Dad could ever be.
And when you find success
there will be no soul more proud than me.
So will you let me carry you?
One day you'll walk alone.
I cannot bear to miss one day
from now until you've grown.

Have a blessed day!
God bless,
Amanda

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