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Cassandra at Three

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Nan
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For Stacie... With Love

The break of dawn invades my pane
The morning sun's my bane.
One eye peeks out
The other shouts
"To sleep - We both must feign"

Just as I doze, I feel a shake ~
"Oh, Mommy, Mommy, I'm awake!"
I hear her call my name
Too early for this game,
For I must sleep for goodNess sake.

Upon my bed she jumps with glee,
For after all, she's only three;
But this Mom needs more rest
Before the next day's test.
"Mommy, Mommy, play with me!"

I pull the covers overhead ~
I settle deeper in my bed,
And say, "I'm sorry, Dear...
There is no Mommy here".
I close my weary eyes instead.

When I peek out, her face I see,
And sounding grown she says to me,
"Would you look at yourself?....
You ARE Mommy!"
I had to grin from ear to ear
And face today with newfound cheer.


Here's Cassandra later in the day - After I try to teach her some vocabulary...

© Copyright 1999 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
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Adorable Nan. I don't have children but I can imagine their being a constant source of smiles. Maybe someday! This was a wonderful poem.
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Nan,
I say to you I am a man.
That wish he were a child of yours
But since there is no way I can.
You'll have to settle my applause.
The poem is exquisite.
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Children are our greatest blessing.

She is precious

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
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So precious! Cassandra and the poem!

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Smiling here...

btw... if I sleep with a dictionary as a pillow?

Wonderful poem Nan...
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I echo Denise, so precious, Cassandra and the poem.

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What a living doll! Love this poem, Nan.... I remember it from before and loved it the first time I read it, but the photojournalism really makes it even more special!

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Awwwwwwwwww ! Absolutely adorable.
What a precious look at love.
Thank you, Nan, for sharing her.

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Nan,
Thank you for this work of art
Cassandra simply stole my heart
Elizabeth
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Did she pass out on the dictionary looking up words in your poem? hehe. She is gorgeous, Nan. The apple doesn't fall far.....
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Adorable Nan, truly adorable....I love it...what a cutie.

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LOL @ Balladeer's comment there!
Nan, so this is the little wild one eh? She's just adorable. Quite puttin that child to sleep with those "boring" lessons.
heheh, just kidding of course.
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Thank you everyone - She really is a cutie - Of course I'm objective...yep!
And I figure she'll develop her vocabulary through osmosis if nothing else...
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Reminds me of my days in a "learning" environment in class! Cute kid.....can't be Nan's?
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after meeting Cassandra on Thanksgiving , I can attest that she is everything Nan writes and more!
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Nan: She is beautiful.. You must be very proud..

HUGS

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Cassandra is SO precious Nan and the poem is too.....God bless her little soul!
This was a real treat!!

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Nan....very cute!! Cassandra seems sooo sweet!! I liked the poem a lot!!

Bridgette

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hee hee..what a cutie! Lovely, Nan!!
You know, I never ONCE fell asleep in your class....LOL I swear!
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Ok, dittos on all of the above, BUT WAIT!! Who is Stacie?

[The way I figger it, there's a grandma lurking around here somewhere, or I've got it mighty wrong...]
 
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