At the end of the day, do you often find yourself wondering about how little you did that day, and frustrated that some of those household chores are still not done? In our series of poems for parents, What Did I Do Today reminds us of how much we do every day for our kids, how important those things are as parents, and that all that housework, including the growing laundry mountain, can wait! So go easy on yourself next time.
Today I left some dishes dirty;
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before,
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall,
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I held a baby till she slept,
I held a toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek;
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that’s true.
Unless you think that what I’ve done,
Might be important to someone,
With deep green eyes and soft brown hair,
If that is true . . . I’ve done my share.
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