Shopping With the Grandparents

We knew what we were getting into

my daughter and son to name a few

a family outing

with all of the shouting

ensure there is a pair of each shoe.


There under the fluorescent lighting

clearance racks where couples are fighting

three year old ran away

through lingerie to play

by the shoes my daughter is crying.


Grandpa keeps asking when we'll be done

he sits by dressing rooms with my son

"How much clothes do you need?

We still have mouths to feed!"

I am thinking he's not having much fun.


Grandma seems to know the drill

she scours the sales with much skill

a savvy old shopper

I'm happy we brought her

a family clothing order to fill.


Leaving the long after shopping lunch

without an eye open in the bunch

to take each heavy bag

each item still with tag

stocked up till the next clothing crunch.


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

A fun poem Jamie.


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always exploring 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

Ha Ha, A cute poem that I could relate to!


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Vellur 8 months ago from Dubai

Enjoyed reading. All Grandmas definitely know the ins and outs of shopping.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Most delightful. I could visualize that shopping trip.


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jhamann 8 months ago from Reno NV Author

Jodah - One day we just publish a collection of all the great limericks around these parts. I hope you are having a great weekend! Jamie

always exploring - I love to hear that I have caused at least a giggle. Thank you for your support. Jamie

Vellur - So nice to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words. Jamie

Gypsy - Thank you for your support. Jamie


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Frank Atanacio 8 months ago from Shelton

I really enjoyed this poem.. :)


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Faith Reaper 8 months ago from southern USA

Hahah, Jamie,

I can completely relate to this scenario!

So happy to see you back here publishing again, Jamie. I see I have some catching up to do.

Peace and blessings always


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jhamann 7 months ago from Reno NV Author

I have some catching up to do also Faith. I hope you giggled a little Frank! I know I have succeeded when there is a laugh produced. Thank you. Jamie

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