We're gaining some new regular voices here on the Momidarity blog! Today Joanna, who is also our fabulous communication consultant, is sharing her talented rhyming abilities with a tribute to the dear Shel Silverstein. I grew up reading A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, and recently Charlie has gotten into his quirky stories too. I'm excited to bring you more of Joanna on a regular basis, and after reading her hilarious poem below, I think you'll be too.
Last night, as I was helping my three year old pick out stories and praying he didn't pick one from the bottom shelf which houses the longer, big boy books, I noticed "Where the Sidewalk Ends," my favorite book of poems someone had given to him (whoever it was, I forget, but thank you!).
I thumbed through the pages and each one was like a childhood friend...I must have read those adorable poems a thousand times as a kid (though I was definitely much older than three). So, since I know everyone is rhyme-starved on a Wednesday, in tribute to Shel Silverstein (may he rest), I decided to write my own version of one greatest hits. Here's goes...
I can not go to work today,
Said working, nursing, mommy J.
I'm tired and was up all night,
I have no vacation time in sight.
Meetings scheduled, tough to pump,
My hair is fleeing by the clump.
There's not enough makeup under the sky,
To fix the dark under my eyes.
Oh how I miss a good happy hour,
The wine and apps I would devour!
Instead it's, "Jo, there's something in your hair,"
My colleague says with friendly stare.
"I hope it's extra food," I think.
I'm freakin' starving and need a drink!
Of water that is, I'm dehydrated too.
My milk is flowing, just call me Moo.
Daycare pickup - can't be late
This car seat def equals my body weight.
My toddler says he needs a snack,
Then shouts, "I can carry my own backpack!"
I miss my kids while I'm at work,
But at night they whine and I go berserk.
It's not they're fault, we're all so spent,
And the dog now has a funky scent?
I clean the bottles, pack the lunches,
Email friends, miss you bunches.
Pillow crash, bring on nighttime,
Nursing, shopping Amazon prime.
Up at 5, do it all again,
But first, I check my phone and then,
I see "BAGELS" and think hooray! that's rad!
Maybe going to work is not so bad.