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Eskimo Kisses

Another day, get up! the sun is out! 
Time to run around and scream and shout!
But you lie in bed half asleep,
Fussing and whining, "just 5 more minutes, I'm so beat!" 
No you can't , come on, lets go!
Got lots to do today, don't you know?!
Got tests to take and gas tanks to fill,
Dishes to wash and bellies to fill.
Clothes to wash, dry ,and put away,
Floors to sweep and time to pray.
I have bills to pay and errands to run--
My work is constant, I never get done!
I'm on a tight schedule, so get up, let's go!
See you at 5, we'll get dinner to go!
Now tell me all about your school day
While you eat  your supper, Oh, don't forget to pray!
I've got to read the mail and dust the house,
Clean the kitchen and straighten the couch.
Yes-- I am listening, don't you know I can juggle?!
But you want me to stop? you just want to cuddle?
Oh, okay, I'll take a big deep breath.
I'll stop the cleaning, I'll stop to rest. 
Now tell me again how much fun you had!
You know your happiness always makes me so glad.
Everyday when I look at you, 
I see such beauty, And I thank God for you.
You know you are my kin-and that's a real big blessing.
You make me laugh, even when I am hurting.
Don't grow up too fast, have fun and be merry.
Enjoy life's fruits and don't let burdens get too heavy.
Remember to be a child, Remember I am your mom.
Don't worry if you get weak, I'll be here to keep you strong.
Now go on, get in bed! It's time to get some sleep!
Tomorrow is another day, so sleep! And don't make a peep! 
But before you close your eyes tonight, I'll give you your eskimo kisses!
Because they make everything alright, & they remind me how much I'm blessed.
No matter all the errands, the cleaning, and the chores,
Or even at the end of the day my feet and back are so very sore--
No matter what things go my way, I count on those Eskimo Kisses 
To give me peace at the end of the day!

Copyright © Alicia Griego

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