Sunday, August 23, 2009

'Twas the Night Before School...

'Twas the night before school started,
and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
except for the pet mouse.

The new backpacks were hung
on their hooks with care,
just waiting for morning...
the time was almost there!

The children were nestled
all snug in their beds,
while visions of new crayons 
danced in their heads.

And mom in her old t-shirt
sat still on the chair
thinking that once morning comes,
she'll have hardly a care!

Except, "Will they like their new classes?"
"Will their lunches be all right?"
"Can she reach the hook on her locker?"
Oh... this may be a long night...

"Should I walk them to class,
or drop them at the door?"
"Will they remember their manners,
or leave their stuff all over the floor?"

"Have I taught them all the things
that they really need to know,
Will they feel confident about themselves
and let their true feelings show?"

Thoughts ran wild
through Mom's head,
But by bedtime she knew,
she had nothing to dread.

She had taught them the way
In which they should go,
Once they got to school,
the right way they will know.

She could let them go on,
with a hug and a kiss
even though she knew, tomorrow,
her babies she would miss!

She locked all the doors
and turned out the lights,
but not before going upstairs
and kissing each baby "good night."

And I heard her exclaim
as she crawled into bed,
"Happy New School Year to all!
We have nothing to dread!"

1 comment:

Liz said...

Too cute! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL First Day of School!