Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

A Thanksgiving Love Poem

Bean Bag Monster and Harmless Blanky

Thank you for the “Go ahead, get your coffee first” mornings

And those “Get some sleep, I’ll put in the chickens and find the dog” nights.

For “If you talk to your mother like that again …” warnings

And how you dry up tears and make them laugh after fights


Thank you for “Bean Bag Monster” when they were little

And leaping out from behind trees in the path

For playing “Harmless Blanky” and letting them whittle

Making them haul wood and cheering them on in math


Thank you for all those late-night video games

And letting them sneak out for a talk

For never going easy during board games

And the long hours we’ve spent in gridlock


Thank you for giving me breaks when I’m crazy

For rolling your eyes when I ask if you’re OK

For helping them gather up daisies

Along with the tickle wars and all that rowdy play


Thank you for kisses and hugs and arguments

For never leaving when I give you “the look”

For proofreading innumerable documents

And for knowing when I “need” a new book


Thank you for seventeen years together

For letting me learn to cut hair

For hiking trips in unpredictable weather

And for buying a dog that looks like a bear


Though I run out of rhymes to express

All that your love means to me

I’ll recall one more “thank you” if pressed

Thank you for rushing our sons out to pee


To Scruffy

From Boo Boo



I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

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