Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: a SM minute
a SM minute
John P. Miller
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 23:23:02 -0400
> Got this from a web page thought you might like it:
> Wet Oatmeatl Kisses
> One of these days you'll explode and shout to all the kids,
> "Why don't you just grow up and act your age!"
> And they will...
> "You guys get outside and find something to do-- without hurting each other
> And don't slam the door!"
> And they don't.
> You'll straighten their bedrooms until it's all neat and tidy, toys
> displayed on the
> shelf, hangers in the closet, animals caged.
> You'll yell,
> "Now I want it to stay this way!" And it will...
> You will prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn't had all the
> olives picked
> out and a cake with no finger traces in the icing ..... and you'll say,
> "Now this is a meal for company." And you will eat it alone...
> You'll yell, "I want complete privacy on the phone.
> No screaming, Do you hear me?"
> And no one will answer.
> No more plastic talbecloths stained
> No more dandelion bouquets,
> No more iron-on patches,
> No more wet, knotted shoelaces,... muddy boots ..or rubber bands for
> a lipstick with a point,
> no babysitters for New Years Eve,
> washing clothes only once a week,
> No PTA meetings or silly school plays where your child is a tree,
> no car pools, blaring stereos or fogotten lunch money.
> No more Christmas presents made of library past and toothpicks.
> no Wet Oatmeal Kisses, ....no more tooth fairy,..... no more giggles in
> the dark,
> no more scraped knees to kiss or sticky fingers to clean
> Only a voice asking, "Why don't you grow up?"
> And the silence echoes:
> "I did"