Her Mother’s Child

Small chubby fists a-pounding our front door,
Shoes, much too large, tiny pink purse in hand:
“Go bye-bye, Mama!” someone’s small voice begs,
While stomping on impatient little legs,
“Bump, clack, bump, clack” (shoes falling off again.)

“Not now, my sweets, let’s read a book instead.
Mama has work to do at home today,”
You stomp your feet and shake your little head,
I think you must be needing to be fed,
And put some oatmeal in your high chair tray.

Such feeling, so much spunk for one your size,
It’s quite a little spectacle you make.
You scorn the wholesome morsels in your tray,
You wave the offered spoon and fork away,
Yelling instead, “No, Mama! No! Want cake!”

I wonder where we’ve failed you, little one…
How are we raising such a strong-willed child,
Not grateful, meek and gentle like a dove;
No! Far from that! The princess we so love,
Is discontented, reckless, noisy, wild…

I tell these tales in horror to my mom,
Whose merry smile, she kindly tries to smother,
Venting, I share some things you do and say,
“Oh Mom, can you believe she acts this way?”
“I can,” she says, “you see, I raised her mother.”

These pictures and this poem may explain why I have been so silent these days. 🙂 I’m hoping to find more writing time soon. Have a lovely week!

She does have her sweet

moments… 🙂

4 thoughts on “Her Mother’s Child

  1. Why do your writings make me cry?? Put all into being a good example for your beautiful little girl.It is better to wonder now where you’ve gone wrong than when they’re grown and you can’t fix it! Blessings to you and your family. ~ Nancy~

    On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:38 AM, A Farm Wife’s Reflections wrote:

    > Jeanette posted: “Small chubby fists a-pounding our front door, Shoes, > much too large, tiny pink purse in hand:”Go bye-bye, Mama!” someone’s small > voice begs,While stomping on impatient little legs,”Bump, clack, bump, > clack” (shoes falling off again.)”Not now, my sweets, l” >

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    1. Dear Nancy!
      I appreciate the encouragement and I think it’s also important to remember that even if we teach and pray and love our children, just the way we should, they are still capable of making decisions we won’t agree with when they are grown. We can’t beat ourselves up too much over these things. We can only give the struggles to God, knowing He is ultimately in control. We love you guys:)

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