Welcome one and all to this week’s Prose for Thought. Firstly, I must apologise for being a little off the pace recently and not getting round to everyone who has linked up here! I will make it up to you – I promise!
I don’t know about you but the fact that Spring has Sprung has really put a bit more bounce in my step (I guess that is why they call it Spring!). I have started to exercise more, am reaching my targets on my Fitbug and am really enjoying walking Grace to and from school.
Yesterday we came home via Happy Valley – our local park which I have written about before. I took Grace’s skipping rope with me so she could skip home but when we reached the park she wanted to play. I said to her that we couldn’t be long because I had things to do. As I saw her running around from swing to zip slide to roundabout to hanging basket swing, I suddenly thought to myself why do we have to rush? There is no need. It is a sunny day and sometimes I just need to stop worrying and enjoy the moment. So we did. Here is my take on that situation.
Strike the Balance
No I say I can’t right now
I’ve got stuff to do
But Mummy that stuff can wait
I wait to play with you
Maybe in a bit I say
Now off you go and play
But Mummy I want to play right now
That’s always what you say
The housework it won’t do itself
Darling I have things to do
Not that I love doing it all that much
I’d rather play with you
Of course, then theres dinner
That needs to be put on your plate
I know you’d rather I played with you
Don’t look at me with a faceful of hate
It’s hard to know when to stop
It’s hard just to put it down
But sometimes I need to pause
And turn my girl’s frown upside down
So strike the happy balance
Is what I need to do
Hold on a second, wait a minute
Grace, I’ll play with you
Victoria Welton 12th March 2014
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