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From: MaryW
Date: 08-03-2005, 03:13 PM (1 of 7)
My daughter just sent me this.

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 walls with reds, whites and blues, and 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
my 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 lie 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!"

Joanne Baxter - Lorain, Ohio.

God Bless All Moms and Grandma's Everywhere.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-03-2005, 07:56 PM (2 of 7)
Very cute, will have to send this to my kids.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: esrun3
Date: 08-03-2005, 09:40 PM (3 of 7)
I had to send it to my kids! I know they are so looking forward to this!! LOL
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MaryW
Date: 08-04-2005, 05:58 AM (4 of 7)
I could get soooooooooooo carried away with this. :bluewink:

You know, dress the cat, pretend I am sick and miss school, have sleepovers with my best friends. Drink chocolate milk and eat popcorn until I'm sick. :bluewink:
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-04-2005, 10:10 PM (5 of 7)
I printed this out to give to my neighbor to give to HER kids. (her kids are great though...polite, nice, good students, they work...if only 1/2 the kids I've come in contact with over the yrs were like hers, I think the world would be better off.)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: sewcrazymom
Date: 08-06-2005, 08:41 PM (6 of 7)
OH! I love it! :up:
~ Pattie ~
User: sewcrazymom
Member since: 08-06-2005
Total posts: 2
From: MariLynnTX
Date: 10-08-2005, 02:22 PM (7 of 7)
That is really cute! Here's a sonnet I wrote many years ago, but it turned out to be pretty true, even with 7 children and 16 grandchildren...I really have done it all, rocked the babies and worn the gaudy earrings when I sang.


I won't become a sweet old lady, nor
Is doting grandmama at all my style.
I loved my children, love them still, and for
Their welfare worked and prayed. Yet all the while...
I knew it wasn't me, not what I'd meant.
That life was what was taught to me, my place,
So I was told, I'm sure with good intent.
But now with children grown, I want my space.
I have my friends; I draw and write and sing
And sing--and shall, as coming years allow.
Too long did duty rule and steal my Spring.
I must be me alone, my time is now.
I won't sit rocking babies in a chair ...
I bought some gaudy earrings I can wear!
--MariLynn Johnson
Life is a song...we give it harmony or dissonance.
User: MariLynnTX
Member since: 08-13-2001
Total posts: 256
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