Friday, November 7, 2008

Goodnight Mom, with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown

My sweet sister in law, Steph, gave me this poem for giggles tonight when I went to pick Jack up from her house. (THANKS for letting me go squeeze the new baby A-L-O-N-E)

If you have read Goodnight Moon, 10,000 million trillion times like we have, you'll appreciate it!

(with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
By Sarah Jio, Parenting

In the messy green
family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler
because his brother just popped his
red balloon
And a picture of--

The cow jumping over the moon (which someone colored on with permanent marker)
And there was a missing
teddy bear, and a girl with
gum in her hair

And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house
(that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky baby who just won't shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the
popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear Goodnight cereal bar smeared all
over the dining room chair

Goodnight spitup
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow,
or the next day
Hello chardonnay and TiVo--
"me" time finally

AND my friend (and amazing artist) is having a fun blog giveaway, check it out here


Amy said...

Oh Eryn! I love it! The last part really cracked me up about chardonay and Tivo! That was me tonight - except instead of chardonay it was Dove's raspberry-vanilla with dark chocolate chunks and chocolate ganache on top!!

michelle said...

thanks eryn for the linky! hope you can make it to the sale. i'll have some amazing deals, cleaning out! looking forward to hearing about how your biz is going one of these days!

annaliese said...

that is too funny :) thanks for posting it!

Lee Ann said...

That is so funny!

Meredith said...

Left something for you over at my blog...

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