There are things I never knew…
Never even thought about…
until I had children.
I never knew…
That the most precious gift
in life IS?
It is not your husband…
Or a keepsake from your Grandmother.
It is SLEEP!
And so valued because of its rarity and elusive nature.
I never thought I would hate Dr. Seuss.
But I do.
At 8:00 p.m.
And a full day of work…
I cannot perform that sadist’s tongue twisters
I did not know that I would grow to despise pink…
Of any form.
Bleek! All of them.
I now know?
That oatmeal can end up in your ear…
I was unaware you see…
that I could fit in a toddler carseat…
when installing and testing it.
I did not know that I could…
Put on a toddler coat
Secure a slipping diaper
Repair a broken Princess slipper
Catch a falling sippy mug
Put on lip gloss
at the same time.
And apparently unappreciated.
I was unprepared for the fact…
That I will never again take/receive
An uninterrupted phone call. PERIOD!!!
Surprised was I…
On a repeated basis…
My superior negotiation skills…
Were trumped by a 4 year old.
I failed to realize…
Is an invitation…
To toddler masses round the world.
To enter your pod of privacy…
Ask ridiculous questions
Finally commenting on your bumpy butt.
I was unaware
and was not expecting…
That I love these little beasts
None of this stuff really matters