Thursday, March 5, 2009

PSF - Babies Don't Keep

Mother, oh Mother,
come shake out your cloth,
empty the dustpan,
poison the moth,
hang out the washing and butter the bread,
sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?


She is up in the nursery,
blissfully rocking.

Oh I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
lullaby, rockaby, lullaby 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 her eyes the most wonderful hue?
lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For 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!
~Author Unknown
Happy 2nd Birthday, Emma Jane!!
PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


26 comments:

Emily said...

Ok, that actually made me teary and we all know I do not cry! So sweet. I loved the pictures and you better give that birthday girl a big hug for me!! Happy Birthday sweet EJ!!

Krystyn said...

Awww....that was precious and perfect!

Happy birthday to your sweet Emma Jane!

Talitha said...

Perfect recognition for a 2nd birthday! Loved the pictures. Wish Granna could be there to celebrate.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Emma Jane!

That's beautiful, Lauren. Love all of the pictures to go with it!

Wayne said...

what a great poem I love it. and the pictures you took go so well with it.

great photo friday

Ehrenfelds said...

That was beautiful! I loved all the pictures.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA JANE!!!

Michelle said...

Oh what a great poem, and I love how you edited it. Happy Birthday to your little girl! GREAT photos.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Aw, beautiful photos and a great reminder with this old rhyme.

But really, do you have a trick for getting the dust to go to sleep? And is it really OK that my house is "shocking?" :)

Tonya said...

I love that poem and the pictures to go with it is amazing.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

So true! Happy Birthday to Miss Emma Jane (who has been blessed with a wise mommy). : D

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

The most beautiful thing I have read in a very long time. Thank you for sharing. Emma is such a beautiful baby girl!

Chris said...

I think all Emmas are beautiful (I have an Emma June) and yours is NO exception!

lisaschaos said...

What an adorable way to present the poem. :) They do grow way to quick!

Shellie said...

Stunningly beautiful. Love the smocking too!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Lauren, This is so sweet!! I love this! These are some of the cutest little pictures. Happy Birthday to your 2-year old.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

That's beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Danielle said...

Very sweet! They grow up way too fast:(

Nana said...

Beautiful poem for a special sweet girl. Her great Maw Maw once said,"Enjoy them every moment, because before you know it they are grown and having their own." BUT now I enjoy their own. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA JANE!

Michelle said...

What sweet words to go along with a super cute little girl. Happy Birthday!

Also, I am so jealous of your beautiful pregnancy picture. I only have one taken by my husband and it isn't all that pretty. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

aaaaw dangit, you like me blubbering like an idiot when I come by?

Terrific PSF and Happy Birthday, Emma Jane!

Peter Dyrholm said...

wow... we got an Emma too ;-)

Yours is very cute. Looks like she grew a lot too.

cute pictures

Heidi said...

Love it, love it, love it... So precious.... So very sweet. I just love it.

Sarah said...

Just stopping by and have to tell you that I LOVE your girl's names. I have one daughter...Abbey, and your names were next on my list. And then I had 3 boys! Maybe I could sneak one more in? (Probably be a boy again!)

Gina Carlin said...

I just love how you did this. And the poem is just great! How true, how true.

heidi said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday to Emma Jane!

Megan R. said...

Love that poem, I saw it over at MckMama's, too. Your girls are precious. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has not been blogging much.