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Edna Nelson
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since 06-27-99
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0 posted 06-27-99 11:50 PM       View Profile for Edna Nelson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Edna Nelson

I should have dusted the furniture
and vacuumed the carpet;
But I got down in the floor and
played with my kids instead.

I should have washed the windows
and the laundry;
But I went to the park with my kids
instead.

I should have scrubbed the ring in the
tub and mopped the kitchen floor;
But I went downtown for ice cream with
my kids instead.

I should have done the shopping and cut
the grass;
But I'm grateful I spent the time with my
kids instead.

Edna L. Nelson
© Copyright 1999 Edna Nelson - All Rights Reserved
wayoutwalt
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since 06-22-99
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1 posted 06-28-99 12:01 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

this was nice yuh i have three kids but my problem is i cant get away from this poetry site and spend time with my kids instead. very true love the poem
Poet deVine
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2 posted 06-28-99 12:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Edna, welcome! Like you, I did those things and never regretted it! I often said I'd wash the windows when the kids were raised and gone...just now got around to it! My gosh the neighborhood has changed!


Sally S.
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since 06-07-99
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3 posted 06-28-99 12:43 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Bravo!!

My feelings exactly...... I can't get enough of mine. Now, if they'd just stop letting the cat out and mommy having to rescue him.....all would be well.
Nan
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4 posted 06-28-99 10:42 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You're a welcome addition, Edna...
The good news is..
If you do a really good job at all of those "instead" things with them, they bring back their babies so you can continue to do even more "instead" things with THEM!!!



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Sunshine
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5 posted 06-28-99 11:18 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thanks, Edna, for sharing with those of us who couldn't that which you were able. My priorities were messed up...now I'm focusing on my grandkids.
 
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