Usually Me

I have three kids and two hands
Which means someone is always
Getting a lesson in patience
That someone is usually me

Yet still I curse too often
Dismiss too easily
Yell too loudly
Praise too softly

I have three kids and two arms
Which means someone is always
Asking for a hug
That someone is usually me

Yet still I hear more than listen
Tell more than explain
Show less than I should
Practice less than I preach

I have three kids and one heart
But it’s bigger on the inside
Someone is always learning
That love has no limits
That someone is usually me

And, yeah, I set my kids down in front of the TV
When I want to pee alone
Send them outside
So they don’t destroy the house
Make cereal for dinner
When I’m too exhausted to cook
Turn cleaning into a game
So they’ll actually get it done

But I make rainbow waffles
With whipped cream clouds
I read stacks of books at bedtime
And play make-believe all afternoon
I decorate birthday cakes
Until three a.m.
And laugh at jokes
That make no sense

I have three kids and one life
So I try to live it the best I can
It’s not always perfect
It’s not always proper
And someone is always
Getting a lesson in learning
Growing
Loving
Laughing

That someone is usually me.

5 Comments on “Usually Me

    • Thank you! They’re a little bit of work to make, since you have to have a few cups of batter in different colors, but they’re so cute when they’re done. If you use a round waffle maker, half a waffle looks like a perfect little rainbow lol. Nice on special occasions, anyway, especially if you add ice cream “clouds” instead of whipped cream, and top it with chocolate fudge. 😛 Hehe.

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