Just Because…..

When I’m an old lady

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 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 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 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 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!”
~ Joanne Bailey Baxter

You would almost feel sorry for Elly. Now wouldn’t you? 😛

10 thoughts on “Just Because…..

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – Why not? Between Buffy and I we would keep her on her toes! 😉

    Celia – I am learning to sleep, so by then, noon might work out just right.

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Warren – I am picturing myself in the middle of a room full of Elly & George’s friends – who are my friends now, screaming my head off & having a tantrum! 😛

    speccy – Girl 1 & Girl 2 are lucky, Elly has nobody to offload me too!

  3. Brighid

    I hope I won’t be doing any of those things to my kids.
    I do plan to dance on the table when I hit 80… even if I have to saw off the table legs…


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