Friday, July 13, 2007

A little ditty ...

My Boy’s Room

I’m sitting here wondering what the heck’s going on.

Why does my boy’s room look hit by a bomb?

Tonight is the night that I’m going to clean it,

I fear for my health and I truly do mean it.

You see I’ve just begun this treacherous task

And it seems I’ve already a need for a mask.

I’m finding little things that have been lost for years

And some larger objects that should not be here!

How many times have I said “Don’t eat in there?”

And what in the world is on that underwear?

It’s a good thing there’s a trash can right under the window,

That has nothing inside it, just next to it you know.

The wrappers from candy explain the holes in their teeth,

And the laundry galore is causing me grief.

My boys are obviously intelligent young men

For everywhere are books, papers, pencils and pens.

Why do we need to keep each toy’s little box?

And now I know why they never have any socks!

This room used to be such a pride and a beauty,

I fear I am lacking in teaching their duties.

I’m not a bad person nor do I like a mess,

This room is really creating some untimely stress.

It seems a bit better, the clothes are now gone,

The trash has taken me two trips across the lawn.

I’ll do some tonight and I’ll do some tomorrow

Next week I may find some time I can borrow.

I’m not going to stress; I’m not going to worry

I’m not going to stumble as I scurry and hurry.

For life is for living, enjoying it to the end

And this room I’m afraid is just going to get dirty again!

Karen Shaker


Tina McKinnon said...

Good one! I remember the days when you and your dad would write poems in church, only they were usually about eating worms or bad breath! Have a happy day!
PS.. I don't like the word verification thing!

Shiloh McKinnon said...

Hi Karen!
Love the blog and happy to find a fellow blogger too! At least now there is some way to keep in contact with family you dont see much even when they live close. We will work on not being such slackers when it comes to family.=) Great to see you at the bridal shower!

Karen said...

Mom - I know it's a pain, but apparently I've attracted some Spanish speaking computer that keeps wanting me to order personalized shirts or "camisetas"! So I'm trying this to see if it weeds out the hackers! Sorry.

Tina McKinnon said...

Shiloh.... Aunt Tina here... It was good to see your name come up here.... I clicked on your name but it didn't give me your site.. just your name on a Blogger window, your profile, I think. Would love to have your site's address. My e-mail address is Drop me a note with your blogger address, ok? Hope all is well with you guys. xox

Karen said...

Hey Mom -
Shiloh's blog is ... more blogging!

Tina McKinnon said...

oh, yeah! When are YOU going to do a new one??!! I'll have my computer with me, so I'll know if the dirty bedroom is still there!
:>) tee hee!

Melissa said...

Karen, you are so creative and such a talented writer. You are my inspiration. Someday I hope to aspire to write like you. I love how funny and witty you are without distracting from the plot! I am so glad you have a blog so that I can see all the fun things that go on in your exciting family's lives. Much Love,