don't grow up so soon baby

don't grow up so soon baby

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

a song prompt from Noel

"
baby looks at me
at the breakfast table,
says she wants
a great big house
and a dog of her own.

doesn't want no man
no kids to tie her down.
gonna be a big time lawyer,
like the lady down the street.

hold on baby, mom says,
wipe the chocolate off your chin,
let's get grade two over with,
before you begin ...




© 2017 Lyn Anderson



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Lyn Anderson
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Childhood is bliss, as is watching them grow and blossom. My son is eight, still some time to go before he flies, we can only hope we give them wings.

This is lovely.

Beccy.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Kids similar ages. Yes, I just hope she settles down and tries to be young for a bit.
Those big dreams... may she fulfill them all! This is a sweet and vivid slice of a parent-child moment, KL.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks I appreciate ypu stopping in
It is an endless cycle in history… kids want to be adults, then when they are they want to be young again and tell their kinds don't be in such a hurry, enjoy, but they still want to grow up now and the cycle goes on.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, you are right of course, but maybe, just maybe, she'll stay younger a little longer.
It's cute what some kids come out with and how they are so innocent and think of life as "fun" I used to babysit this baby - I had known her since birth - and she turned 4 before I left the country, she turned around to me and said she would be rich and famous. HA! It's so cute... I love her, she is so big now. This reminded me of her. Thank you for that.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I know. But I really wish she would stop reaching and just be a kid. You are only a kid once.:)
s y e

3 Years Ago

Yeah I know, that's where I fell, I wanted to grow up too fast and I did... Now I wish I could go ba.. read more
What a moment this I encounter this sor of situation some times. Esther shall we wash your hair? I ask , No , sorry I am dancing , Can't you see? It is in my eyes a never ending, inhexaustible wisdom of childlike wonderment. In here what is to become as the central theme and surely enough an unexpected view on it.

Heart warming

Thankyou



Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks I appreciate the lovely thoughts.
Awwwwww. :)
Kids say the darnedest things...
Love how you handle it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks, I appreciate it. Noel's song prompts kept me busy.
Matching Socks

3 Years Ago

Noel is a good man... :)
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

yes a rare beast indeed.:)
Who knows what path we end up on. There are so many variables in life you just never know what opportunities await.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, I agree. I think some kids, myself included, don't enjoy being a kid while they can.
That is funny, kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. At least 50 different career paths, but they know for sure! This song fits the poem quite well. Love it!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks, I enjoyed it. And that really is a thing with my kid. It makes me kind of sad, knowing why s.. read more

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