Precious Time Together

When we were young with no worries 024

Can we help in the kitchen?
Can we watch you cook?
I’d rather do this myself
then I stop and look
at the innocent faces

so eager to learn
selfish, no more,
it’s now their turn
Clothes will get dirty

dust will appear
chores never ending
that much is clear
So I say to them,

I’ll play and read books
I’ll teach you to be
great little cooks
For as you grow
and think of your Mother
Just know my love for you
is like no other

Lauren Scott © 1999

I wrote this years ago when my children were little
and spending time with them was far more important
than getting things done around the house.

I hope you’re leaving here with a smile and 
I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful weekend! 

42 thoughts on “Precious Time Together

    1. Thanks, Renee! I’m in the process of revising some old, old poems and sharing again. This one brings back good memories and they sure do grow up fast. I know you feel what I do! ♥

    1. It’s very difficult, Chatty, you’re not alone, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this poem. 🙂 But as mother’s, it’s our instinct that tells us when they should win and when we should win. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

      1. Ah, yes you are! Our water here in northern Cal. is cold and sharks tend to enjoy it. Not my cup of tea to swim in, but lovely to visit. Our favorite is Stinson Beach, where we’ve stayed for a weekend getaway. The town is small, but quaint, with fun shopping, wonderful restaurants and just so soothing to walk along the beach and rock hop. 🙂

  1. I love this Lauren. I still allow Tori to crack eggs, etc. when she asks to help, even though I know i’ll be picking out shell pieces and cleaning up the mess 🙂

    1. Thanks, Scott! I remember these days like yesterday. They grow too fast so enjoy your times with Tori (before you know it, she’ll be 19 or 22! :)) and the mess is worth it, isn’t it? 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. This one is awesome, Lauren….I love it! It really brings back memories for me too!
    Sending you much love and hugs xxx

  3. Very nice poem. I’m not married nor do I have kids, but it reminds me with my relationship with my mother. I love it.

  4. you write of great moments ..I hold very similar ones..
    Thank you for them smile of remembering them
    and You have a wonderful Sunday !
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful post
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words, Mary Rose, and I’m glad you can relate in a good way. I hope you’ve had a wonderful Sunday, too! I appreciate the “You Matter” also! Powerful words that everyone should hear. xx

I appreciate your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s