Thursday, March 24, 2011

Babies Don't Keep.

Babies Don't Keep
By Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,

Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,

Hang out the washing, make up the bed,

Sew on a button and butter the bread.

 Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?

She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,

Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.

Dishes are waiting and bills are past due

 Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo 

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew

And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo

But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo

Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?

Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow

But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

4 reviews:

Mrs. Wookie said...

Looks like someone needs a maid. I'll work a deal with you. Make me mac 'n cheese, I clean house. Just not the toilet. That's a man's job.

Ashley, the Accidental Olympia said...

That was absolutely adorable!

Mommy McD said...

Mmmm... I JUST finished a bowl of mac and cheese. With mushrooms and broccoli. Delish.
And yes, It's Mark's job to scrub the toilets.

Rochelle said...

Someone else posted the last part of this the other day. Lurve. :)