Now that the holidays are drawing to a close, take a moment to appreciate this touching poem by Rebekah Knight which you may have seen in circulation on Facebook:
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, let's 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 dirty dishes can wait,
Slow down mummy, let's 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,
And listen to our day,
Spend a cherished moment,
Because our childhood is not here to stay!
If you enjoyed this poem, be sure to take a peek at Rebekah Knight's website or Facebook page, from which you can purchase custom prints of this poem and other beautiful keepsakes.
Photo credit: dr_tr, via Flickr