Found On Crouching Mommy Hidden Laundry!

I haven’t really written anything for today, so instead I’m “posting”
this poem. Thanx CMHL (check my sidebar links)- love your work!
If I Had my Child to Raise Over Again by Diane Loomans
If I had my child to raise over again
I’d build self-esteem first and the house later
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.

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3 Responses to Found On Crouching Mommy Hidden Laundry!

  1. spookie says:

    just makes me feel guilty.

  2. Melany says:

    I love this poem. I have read it before and it is so good.

  3. Tatiana says:

    these things you try to remember at all times… but they only clear to you once kids are in bed and you swear (all over again) that tomorrow is another day and you will do exactly what the poems says