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Diane has been giving us a topic each week, and you can use it for inspiration or you can write about something completely different. The aim is to have fun and stretch our skills.
This week I thought the topic of "Parents" would be a piece of cake. I have parents, I am a parent, lots of material to choose from, this thing will write itself ...
I persisted in thinking this all week, even though ONLY ONCE has the topic been a piece of cake for me, and as it turns out, this week fell in with the majority.
But persistence finally won the day. Being donkey-stubborn can be good as well as annoying.
For your amusement, may I present:
You Think It's Bad Now? Just You Wait
The story is as old as time:
Boy meets girl and it's sublime.
Nature is what nature be,
And soon the one plus one is three.
For something oh so natural,
It's scarily incredible,
How one small person in the nest
Can make its parents feel helpless.
Feeding, burping, changing onesies -
(Side note: nothing rhymes with "onesies") -
These are skills they never had
But now they need them - need them bad.
Broken sleep makes thinking hazy.
Non-stop crying makes parents crazy.
No time to eat or have a shower -
For such a wee one, oh! such power!
Don't fret too much, new mom and dad;
Baby care is not so bad.
Enjoy these moments, by all means ...
. . . 'Cause babies grow up to be teens.
Let us recap:
Even this sweet baby ...
... will turn into a moody, whiny ...
... or maybe lazy teen ...
... before finally turning into a mature, productive member of society.
P. S. I know many teens who are already more grown up than I am. I am making liberal use of stereotypes in this post, and I hang my head in shame and apologize.
All photos courtesy of Pixabay, with appreciation.