For Busy Parents : “Slow Down Mummy”, by Rebekah Knight
So busy, juggling so many hats and responsibilities.
But at the end of the day,
are we ‘neglecting’ and ‘not spending the needed time’ with our very own little people who need us and our time the most?
I read this poem recently, and oh I felt guilty.
Sometimes I feel too physically tired that I skip reading books with the kids.
Often I have so much work that I don’t stop to laugh and have fun with them.Childhood is not here to stay.
Childhood is not here to stay.
It’s a fact, and I’d like to remind myself about this again today.
I hope the poem below inspires you too,
to slow down and spend more time with the children, everyday.
Slow Down Mummy
by Rebekah Knight
Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup of tea.
Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me.
Slow down mummy, let’s put our boots on and go out for a walk,
let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.
Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, lets have some fun, lets bake a cake!
Slow down mummy I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, its nice when you just stop.
Sit with us a minute,
& listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood is not here to stay!