Please, Please, Slowly Grow Up
I won't remember every moment
Time seems to fly by,
Like a rocket at supersonic speed
Every giggle makes me smile
Every pat on my leg
Leaves a lasting impression on my heart and soul
Reminding me how much I love you
Sometimes filling sippy cups
And giving baths
Seem taxing and like too much
But I need to remember the thank yous
And the sound of pure pleasure
Radiating from you as you splash and splash
And how you won't always need me
Soon it will be handing over the keys
And parent-teacher conferences
You not so interested in cuddles, hugs, or kisses.
So now, I sneak extra minutes each night
Holding you while we rock
Imprinting your tiny face on my memory.
For too soon
Memories will be all I have.
Sleep softly tonight
And please, please, slowly grow up!