Monday, 16 September 2013

Slow Down Mummy

I stumbled across this poem some time last week and with my eldest child starting high school, my middle child going into key stage 2 and my youngest monster starting school this month it reminded me just how quick they grow from our babies into adults.

There are so many sayings and proverbs about treasuring our children out there but there is just something about this poem that really touches my heart and makes me stop and think.

As hectic as life can be in today's society we really do need to slow down and appreciate the little things and cherish the special moments we share with our children. They are our babies today and grown tomorrow.

Slow Down Mummy

                                           Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
Slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup of tea.
Slow down mummy, come spend some time with me.

Slow down mummy, let's pull boots on for a walk,
Let's kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
Come sit and snuggle under the duvet, and rest with me a while.

Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
Slow down mummy, let's have some fun - bake a cake!
Slow down mummy, I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, it's nice when you just stop.

Sit with us a minute,
and listen to our day,
Spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood won't stay!

~ R Knight

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