It's too cold outside, even for super heroes, to play.
I really don't mean to wish all this time away.
Sounds of wrestling, fighting and screams;
Surely this is just a mid-winter's bad dream.
Threats have been made, toys are now in the trash;
For the sins of my youth, this must be backlash.
Amoxicillin lines, four rows deep in my fridge;
Perhaps I should pack for a beach pilgrimage.
Double ear infections and green snot, I know they can't help it;
My husband just passed off a dirty diaper and I know that he smelt it.
Hot chocolate and sweaters, only fun for a short while;
Folks passing by swear someday I'll look back at all this and smile.
Laughing to keep from crying only works for so long;
Jack Daniels, where are you? I need something STRONG.
I focus on their sweetness, while watching them sleep.
Praising GOD for their health, I begin to weep.
"These moments are trying" --understatement of the year;
"Will they remember my temper-tantrums?" now becomes a huge fear.
So many sweet moments, I often neglect;
At times I treat strangers with much more respect.
Apologies are made, a tone they are delighted to hear;
Tensions in the room immediately clear.
For GOD's grace I'm so thankful, as I often fail His test.
In the future, my goal is to only try my best.
Perhaps it's a good thing, I hope my children someday see;
A perfect super mom is impossible to be.
Knowing we're all human is a quality to be found;
After all, LOVE is it what makes our world go 'round.