A mother’s prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray that my sanity to keep;
For if some peace I do not find,
I’m pretty sure I’ll lose my mind.

I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot;
May I lie back … not have to think
About what they’re stuffing down the sink,
Or who they’re with, or where they’re at,
And what they’re doing to the cat.

I pray for time all to myself
(Did something just fall off a shelf?)

To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no! Another goldfish … dead!)

Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)

And that I need not cook or clean …
(Well heck! I’ve got the right to dream!)

Yes, now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep;
But as I look around I know …
I must have lost them long ago!

~ Author Unknown ~


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  1. Batty

    I don’t have any kids yet, but this cracked me up… and reminded me of all the trouble my sister and I caused my mother while we were growing up!


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