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That Weekly Shop !!!

Updated on September 14, 2013


Good day one and all and the weekend is upon us again.

I had been hoping to publish my hubs on the Welsh Railways of yesteryear ;many of you will know that we took our grandchildren there a couple of weeks ago. However each day has been very hectic and it's not quite complete yet; hence today's light hearted poem.

This poem goes back to the days when my six children were small and oh dear that shopping day always came round far too fast !!Ha ha ha.I am sure many of you can relate to this also.

I have kept this hub short with only one poem because I feel that anymore would spoil the humour.

Remember that those sunny smiles and a good dose of laughter are indeed the very best medicine of all.


There is never another day

To match that weekly shop;

My heart thunders on

And just will not stop.

x

I gather my kiddies

Like sheep to the fold;

Sheep oh so well trained

Their laughter so bold.

x

Each one falls into line;

Like a well drilled army;

How fortunate am I

I am oh so lucky.

x

Very soon we reached

The Supermarket Store;;

The sheep now escape

Rushing to the door !!!

x

Little Jim grabs a trolley

And shoots down the aisle;

Laughing and shrieking

Gone is my smile.

x

Peg pretends she's Tarzan

And swings on the clothes;

And Hetty falls headfirst

To the freezer she goes !!!

x

And now Toby hollers

"Mam I need a Peee!!!"

Oh am I still sane?

Oh poor poor me !!

x

Now Molly and Dolly

Are climbing so high;

Oh how I lose my patience

Screaming like a Banshee!!!

x

I cannot now stop

My face a beetroot red;

And the kiddies by now?

Not another word said !!!

x

We reach the checkout

Oh if looks could kill;

The manager just snarls

"We'll send you the bill!!!!"

x

As we head for home

I threaten and scold;

And the kiddies by now

Like sheep to the fold !!!

x

Finally it is bedtime

All kiddies sleeping now;

My angels I forgive you

As I kiss each soft brow!!!








All asleep and all is forgiven as a mother's unconditional love shines through.

I hope you all enjoyed today's hub and I wish you all a great day with lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much W1totalk.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      This is the experience. It sounds okay at first then wow. Great writing. Thank you Eiddwen.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much carol/

      Eddy.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      All I can say Eddy...I love it.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Glad you enjoyed this one Monis and here's to many more for us both to share on here.

      eddy.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Fun to read, interesting. And I can always learn something from you!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Ruby.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love your shop Eddy would like to do more shopping.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So nice to see you on here Dianna and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Glad you enjoyed it drbj.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Crsi Sp

      for this great comment.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I remember the days when shopping was a real trial. Sometimes after shopping and back at home, I would find food items I didn't know I had purchased. Guess those little hands are faster than we think. Great post and so enjoyable.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      As Bob Hope once said, Thanks, Eddie, for the memories. You shopped with six children? And I once thought that four were a handful.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Love the kid stuff and the swing of energy here. And Tarzan, by the way used to be my favorite character. So, thank you for taking me down memory lane of my beautiful childhood.

      Cheers!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Deb and here's to many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds like a harrowing experience. And just think, I STILL have excess energy!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Poetic Philosophy and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      PoeticPhilosophy 4 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful poem Eddy! I was laughing almost the whole way through, haha kids eh. Beautiful ending to your poem though voted up :).

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      ERIC

      PEARL

      STARS

      DJ

      WAYNE

      MICHELE

      LESLIE

      FLOURISHANYWAY

      EPBOOKS

      ALICIA

      for each and every comment all of which are greatly appreciated. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is so funny, Eddy! Thanks for sharing the lovely poem.

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Aw- this was simply beautiful! Voted this up and shared.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Eddy - Very cute. I recall these days myself when my siblings and I were little. My sister and I once fought over who would push a grocery cart and who would stand on the back. We ended up knocking over a whole display of Scope mouthwash that had been foolishly placed in the aisle. At that time, Scope came in big glass bottles. The whole aisle was flooded with a river of broken glass and green mouthwash. I'm ashamed to say it, but my mother (who was in the next aisle at the time) saw what we had done and left our nearly full cart right there. She took the three of us home on the spot.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Awwwwww...

      And...omg..HAHAHA..

      Eddy, i am sooo glad i found this gem. I am still smiling at the well-painted picture of 6 little lambs turning into BULLS at the grocery store...

      you are just too funny, too cute, and too honest!

      i love you, banshee andallllll!

      sharing..

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Oh, kids in a shop! Thanks for sharing, Eddy, this was cute and reminded me of when I was 6 and loved the toy department!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Brings back great memories. Thank you Eddy.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Oh, this was delightful. The smiling animals are a good similarity to

      kids thinking up terror for the shopping trip.

      Some of the worst shopping trips turn into the funniest stories, later

      when they are grown.

      Thank you for sharing some of your memories.

      They certainly bring to mind some of my own trips.

      Thanks, dear Eddy!

      DJ.

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub dear heart. You have a talent in bringing joy to the hearts of others with you're writing. God Bless You.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy, this was a hoot from start to finish! I loved the smiling animals that started it all off, and it just got better and funnier from there. You brightened this dreary day, my friend; Pearl

      Voted Up+++++

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh my I was the youngest of those six. My poor poor happy mom. As I recall though we were all angels while in the store :-) I absolutely loved those shopping days every Wednesday, we did not have supermarkets then just the local store.

      XOXOX for bringing back some wonderful memories

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome Billy and as always your words so appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      It is always a pleasure to see you've stopped by Joe and thank you so very much. Enjoy your holiday and here's to many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Lisa and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes it certainly can Jamie ad here's to many more great memories to tell the grandchildren ha ha!!

      Eddy/

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you janetwrites.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you carol and oh yes there are many similar memories which today bring us much laughter too . Enjoy your weekend

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Glad you like d this one Janine and wish you a great weekend with your beautiful family.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Shauna oh yes it was certainly a trek which of course in due course gave us many laughs also.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much as always Graham and here's wishing you a great weekend also.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much James and here's wishing you a great weekend too.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eddy, I don't know a parent who can't relate to this poem. Those days are gone now but their memories stay with us, don't they?

      Love it; you gave me a smile and a laugh and those are two precious gifts. Thank you for them.

      love,

      billy

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Good morning from Orlando, Florida, Eddy!

      Fun, delightful, and a wonderful literary gift to open on a Saturday morning here on the east coast where my family and I are vacationing. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful and lighthearted fare! Aloha and have a great weekend, my friend!

      ~Joe

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Awe so sweet... Great job!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done Eddy, sometimes even a trip to the store can be an adventure when the whole clan is involved. Jamie

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      This made me smile. Though I have only 2 kids I know how hectic and difficult can be. Very enjoyable story.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      You painted the perfect picture and of course, even though just 2 kids it was a hectic experience. Cudos to you...Well done as always and the pictures are delightful.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Eddy, I loved this one and as a mom, who still takes her kids shopping with me, I was smiling reading this. Thanks for sharing and hoping you are having a great weekend now, too!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, I can't imagine shopping with 6 children! You told the story well. I'll bet you enjoy shopping alone now.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Well done Eddy, a lovely family outing. All's well that end's well. :)

      Graham.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      So beautiful and well-written as always.

      Have a wonderful weekend!