Thursday, December 04, 2008

This is Priceless!

When I'm an old lady!

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness...just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids

I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,
And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes.
I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids

When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry...I'll run...if I'm able!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids

I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,
I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
And play in the mud 'til the end of the day!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids

And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
And say with a groan, 'She's so sweet when she's sleeping!'

God Bless All Moms and Grandmas everywhere!


Beth65 said...

Sounds about right, great one again, thanks.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Love it! Payback time!

Sending good thoughts your way.

Gramma Ann said...

I thought that was funny. I received it in an e-mail a few weeks ago, and send it to my daughters. The one daughter wrote back and told me she didn't think it was funny. Made me laugh all the more...

Winifred said...

That is brilliant!

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, I thought that quite funny and very apt too.I hope all is well now with Abe.


That's perfect!!! I love it!

One day when I was really frustrated I told my kids that when they grew up I was going to come to their house and jump on their couch until I broke it. They were outraged!! And they totally missed my point :)

Renie Burghardt said...

A very cute and funny little poem. I enjoyed it.

I hope Abe is mending well, and will be all well, soon!

Goo night, Patty.


Margaret Cloud said...

That old lady post is so cool, I lol at the end of each paragraph, very nicely done.

Joe "The Artist" Hagarty said...

Ran into the same thing on one of my blogs so I don't mind at all. Glad to see Abe back and blogging. Absolutely loved this - Going to link to it so everyone can read it.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Wish I'd written it! My daughter will love it!

Nancy said...

So cute!!! They say paybacks are h*ll! LOL Love it, love it!!!! LOL

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Tomate Farcie said...

Cute. I saw your picture on Abraham's blog and the part where you said you are really tired. Get some rest, Mrs. Lincoln! :)

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Great post and a fun
look at ourselves as we age. I hope Abe is home and well and all is well.
I have passed an award on to you on my blog. Love, Merle.