A gift is a beautiful, meaningful thing.
Like flowers or wine or a sparkly ring.
And The Tots are quite eager to show that they care,
There aren’t many things they’re not willing to share…
… Like bodily functions or hideous germs.
Or things that they’ve foraged like nettles and worms.
Of course I’m enchanted! A proud Mum indeed,
When they rush up to greet me presenting a weed.
They show me their love in their own special way,
and find new delights to bestow every day.
Last week Master Tot gave his Grandma a treat,
As she caught forty winks in a soft cosy seat.
The Boy was exploring with finger up nose.
(As that’s where he keeps it and that’s where it goes.)
When his snout archaeology trip headed south…
Out came his finger… straight into her mouth!
His Grandma awoke and was truly impressed
At this beautiful gesture! How utterly #blessed !?
And not just The Boy – Miss Tot’s wonderful too!
She once kindly passed me a handful of …. (Yep – I’m going there!)
And thinking perhaps it was chocolate or cake,
I took it and sniffed.
Which was quite a mistake.
At Pre-School I’m frequently met at the door,
with 186 sheets of A4.
Each lovingly held out at maximum reach,
With one tiny line or a squiggle on each.
And I proudly exclaim – “Oh my word! What a star!”
As I try to work out what the fudge they all are?
My pockets are weighed down with pebbles and grit.
A half eaten sweet and all manner of sh*t!
But I’ll take that old tissue and discarded sock,
That dead caterpillar, that leaf and that rock.
I’ll walk ’round with stickers adorning my bum,
Whilst wearing her headband because I’m their Mum!
I’ll cherish my bounty of discarded toot,
As these are their precious possessions – their loot!
And each of these treasures are shared from the heart,
To show that they missed me while we were apart.
To say that “I wanted to share this with you.”
Or “This tasted yummy – Here Mum, have some too!”
That “We can’t give you much as we’re both still quite small,
But here’s what we have,
and we’ll give you it all.”
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