As a mother to two irrepressible teenagers,
I sometimes wonder how I got this far.
Was it the x-ray vision I claimed I had
or was it the Mommy special extra eyes
I carried at the back of my head?
What gives a mother her survival skills?
The ability to cope, when all she wants
is peace and a little ‘me’ time
and there are two brats crying for attention
and food to be scraped off the floor?
I think now of the sunflower seeds they once ate
I told them there’d be sunflower fields
growing in their tummies. They’d run up
open their mouths wide and ask me to check.
I always saw blue skies and sunflowers..
The years have passed I now have lots of time
to do what I want and they need me less and less
I watch them in their work and play
I watch them as they argue and fight
about who looks better in that dress!
Seriously, how did we get this far,
those childhood days that once felt endless?
Some humour, some tears, lots of laughter
and love… and not to forget
that x-ray vision and eyes at the back of my head!