Here we go! (these are pictures of pictures...sorry.)
I Took His Hand and Followed
Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
My dishes went unwashed today, I didn't make the bed, I took his hand and followed Where his eager footsteps led. Oh yes, we went adventuring, My little son and I...
Exploring all the great outdoors Beneath the summer sky We waded in a crystal stream, We wandered through a wood... My kitchen wasn't swept today But life was gay and good. We found a cool, sun-dappled glade And now my small son knows How Mother Bunny hides her nest, Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows. We watched a robin feed her young, We climbed a sunlit hill... Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky, We plucked a daffodil. That my house was neglected, That I didn't brush the stairs, In twenty years, no one on earth Will know, or even care. But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.
Yes, M let E sleep with her last night, because she is sweet like that. Yes, the boy did request a hot dog and mandarin oranges for his special day breakfast in bed. Yes, Grandma and Grandpa called
and sang a wonderful, so in tune, sung from the heart, speaker phone, Happy birthday song.
Hey, do you think he'll still prefer to pee off the deck when he's five?