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!

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 they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I’ll not eat my green beans or salad or meat.
I’ll gag on my food, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry . . . I’ll run – if I’m able!

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 till the end of the day!

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?”

“Across the Paddock”, newsletter of Box Hill/Nelson Progress Association Inc.


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