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When Are Eyes Just Want To Take A Quick Peek

Updated on December 13, 2011

Just In Time For Christmas

Remember as far back as you can

When you were just a little tike

When your mom still had to wipe your nose

Remind you to say please and say thank you

You were just learning wrong from right

Do you see yourself buttoning your shirt and ending up with an extra button because you missed one

Then looking at the shirt all crooked

Now have to unbutton all the work you just did

Tiring isn't it ?

Eating something at the table and then watching that little bit of food that never makes it to your mouth

Down on your good shirt that you just put on

Oh come on be more careful

Think that was bad how about reaching over for your glass of milk and watching it spill

Across the table then down the table leg hitting the kitchen floor with a tap tap tap

Trying to get the toothpaste to stay on such a little brush

Reaching up to spit in the sink and thinking this is cool

Having your food cut up for you so you wouldn't choke

Learning to tie your shoes the hard way

By tying them tight and taken only a few steps and the lace is loose again

Then having someone help you so you don't trip

Crawling into bed at night and blessing everyone by name in your prayers

Starting with your family then working your way to your friends even the ones you fought with today

Don't forget your dog boo boo that needs some extra love

Writing in school and feeling your hand cramp

Sitting on your butt until it turns numb

Trying to put your socks so they are not all crooked

Then the big one making sure your shoes are on the right feet

So if it is a Christmas present that isn't opened

You trying to explain the tear in the paper was their I swear

On top of the list is to have all your friends in your same class

Almost having the teacher who is the maddest you have ever seen

It is amazing we survived

Going through each struggle like it was the end of the world

As we close this chapter and open up a new one

I am still curious and if you let me look I will never tell

Cross my heart and hope to die

Stick a needle in my eye


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I have to be honest there are times I wish I could go back and just enjoy so many simple things.Life is forever getting more complicated.Thanx for coming along for the ride.I packed a lunch in a paper bag.You guessed it peanut and jelly but how wonderful it is with homemade chocolate cake my mother use to make for dessert.A drink was in a thermos to keep it cold.Long before juice boxes and peanut allergies and ice packs.It is so nice to share.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      Great work as always. Lovely trip down memory lane.

      Thank you.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Deborah Brooks I owe so many thanks to my mom and my dad. I can never repay the debt of gratitude.So it is here I write what they can never read.G Clark how beautiful those memories are even the ones that are distorted and faint.I love them all.They make us who we are today.A better person and more loving.Mary615 My thoughts were locked away in my vault and who would of guessed it.The door was open since last time I forgot to lock it.Age sometimes helps.femmeflashpoint I was going to start off my writing with learning to read.Then I would have to get into learning to spell.That is (whole nother) another hub in itself.You can see I am still learning.I avoid the coffee and those white shirts.I usually eat and drink leaning forward and wear those shirts that have dark colors so the stains blend in.Thanx everyone for sharing.May wonders never cease.

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      6 years ago

      Dream On,

      Wow! You ran the gamut with this one, and what a fun read!

      I still have orphaned buttons on my shirts now and then, but not instead of food falling off my fork and onto my clothes, it's usually my coffee that ends up leaving it's mark.

      I loved your line about "going through the struggle like it was the end of the world" ... it felt exactly like that, lol!!!

      You get a gold star for "total recall". ;)

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      This was very sweet and moving. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • GClark profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Interesting Hub that takes one on a memory trip back in time. Thanks for sharing.

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ohh Our mothers are special people.. they help us through our childhood.. take care of us.. remembering all that happen to us when we are children. thank you so much for writing this. it is precious. I voted up and beautiful..


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