Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Slow Down Mummy" - Inspiration for all Parents

I came across this inspirational poem that spoke so loudly to me. It reminded me to just slow down, and enjoy the time spent with Lil Pumpkin. We live such hectic lives and I find it so sad to say that sometimes, I have to tell Lil Pumpkin "no" or "wait a {long} while" just to finish a certain task. 

There will always be time to wash the dishes, to clean the tables, to write that document. But, Lil Pumpkin will not stay a child forever, and every precious moment growing up with her matters.

What do I want her to remember me by? My back turned towards her and facing the computer.. or by her side playing with her dollhouse? The answer is pretty obvious.

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Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
Slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me.

Slow down mummy, lets put our boots on and go out for a walk,
Let's kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
Come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.

Slow down mummy, those dirt dishes can wait,
Slow down mummy, lets have some fun, let's bake a cake!
Slow down mummy I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, its nice when you just stop.

Sit with us a minute,
& listen to our day,
Spend a cherished moment,
Because our childhood is not here to stay!

- Rebekah Knight

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6 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That poem is beautiful and it really puts things in perspective.

alissa apel said...

We all need to slow down every now and then! Especially in this day and age - where both parents work.

Stacy said...

I say 'Wait' a lot to my kiddos. Sometimes "WAIITTTTT!!!' heheh. Then again, they should know I'm not at their beck and call (self-justification!). But I should really stop being glued to the iPad and spend the time with them.

Ai Sakura said...

Masshole Mommy: glad you liked it too!

Alissa: yup, my thoughts exactly.

Stacy: Yes me too.. "waiiiiittttt" or "give me 5 minutes"! hahaha

mail4rosey said...

It is a sweet poem, and they really do grow up and out of that 'let's spend time together' phase so quickly!

Adeline @ GrowingwiththeTans said...

Love this poem, and the reminder to slow down! Thanks for sharing. :)