Feelers out, kids; you’re on your own…

Thanks to Josie at Sleep is for the Weak for another thought-provoking workshop.

3. What do you secretly dream of your children doing?

Don’t run with scissors, take much care
Be smart and always comb your hair

Stay safe and stable,
Firm and able,
Joints off table,
Take your time

Always polish up your shoes
Be orderly when joining queues

Respect the rule,
No playing fool,
Be good in school,
Toe the line

But sing like angels, run like wolves
Be joyous, dippy, crazy fools

Be fun and scatty,
cool and natty,
wild and batty,
racy, nuts

Snatch this life and scoff it down
Roll in red paint, daub the town

Have wild romances,
Drinks and dances,
Flights of fancies,
Booms and busts

I hope for you contentment, joy;
Perhaps a little girl, or boy?
A homely or a travelling life?
A wealthy husband? Loving wife?
These wishes are your mother’s kind,
Not aspirations of your mind.
So children, pave your own bright way…
…Just relish every glorious day.


19 Responses to Feelers out, kids; you’re on your own…

  1. MrsW says:

    You know that this is completely and utterly f*****g brilliant – don’t you?
    I am so tweeting this πŸ™‚

  2. If you haven’t seen this, you are going to love it! Your post reminded me of it.

    • jinedin says:

      Tremendous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an instant standing ovation before…those women fair flew to their feet in empathy. πŸ™‚

      Oh, and I think your jazz outfit’s lovley; it takes a certain charm to pull off fringing…

  3. This is amazing just found this from MrsW amazing x

    • jinedin says:

      Thanks! MrsW has such good taste, I find. πŸ˜‰

      Saw your blog and what a rough Friday you had; hope little Baba’s feeling well today.

  4. Livi says:

    that’s fantastic! So beautiful. wow

  5. itsasmallworldafterallfamily says:

    It’s brilliant! That’s what I want for my children too.

    • jinedin says:

      Oh lordy, but you’re going to give all that to your kids and more. I’m in total awe of your imminent world tour. If I can get my two over on a visit to my best friend in Australia I will do so in honour of your mad family.

  6. Sam says:

    What a great poem – and a great mum for wanting them to find their own way and just be happy πŸ™‚

  7. marisworld says:

    I thought that was beautiful and I hope they come back to read it one day.
    If I found it in Hallmark, I’d buy it! – go for it!

  8. I am so late with catching up with Workshop posts this week and now I’m kicking myself I didn’t see this sooner.

    This is BRILLIANT!

    “But sing like angels, run like wolves
    Be joyous, dippy, crazy fools” I think is possibly the best line ever.

    When I have another baby I might just ask your permission to have this read at their naming ceremony πŸ˜‰

    • jinedin says:

      Wow, thanks for such nice encouragement Josie. It’s appreciated all the more as I don’t know how you get round all those submissions.

      And sounds like you’re quite near baby number two if your latest post is anything to go by; good luck with that. It’s probably safe to say going from one to two is definitely easier than from none to one! πŸ™‚

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