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I Wonder What You'll Be When You Grow Up!

By: Angie Blake

Page 1, It\'s a long poem but it\'s worth the read. I think you\'ll love it. Something any parent can relate to.


You're just born
I can sit and watch you for hours when you sleep,
Just the way you wiggle around and stretch.
Your little hands go and go without touching anything at all.
I send pictures to everyone capturing you every time you're awake.
I can't seem to get enough
I wonder what you're going to be like when you grow up.

I can not believe you are two years old!
I sit and watch you when you're sleep, you're so quiet and beautiful!
I watch you play every chance I get.
Your little hands go and go getting into everything!
I'd send pictures to everyone if only I can get you to stand still long enough to take them!
There are some days when I truly am tired and have had enough!
I still wonder what you're going to be like when you grow up.

It's so hard for me to believe you're five years old!
I sit and watch you play outside with all your little friends,
I took you to school for the first time,
Your little hands waved by bye as I was leaving, I wiped the tears out of my eyes
I'd send pictures to everyone if I only had enough time in the day!
Sometimes we sit and play for hours until my body gives out and I've had enough,
I still wonder what you're going to be like when you grow up.

Wow! Seven years old! The years are flying by!
I sit and watch you play outside with all your little friends,
The school calls me for the first time,
They complained about your behavior,
I said to them "I had him for seven years and never called you guys not one time!
You've had him for two months~you figure it out!" I've never received a call again!
Your little hands get into trouble every where you go!
I'll send pictures to everyone as soon as the school takes them!
There are some days when I truly hope I've taught you enough~
I still wonder what you're going to be when you grow up.

Age ten! Really? You're ten years old today!
I sit and watch you play outside with all of your little friends.
The school calls me.  They tell me you won't say the 'Pledge of Allegience' during an assembly.
Since when did you get opinions anyways?
You put your little hand on your heart and start to Pledge to the flag.
I'd send pictures to everyone if he would quit covering his face when I try and take one.
There are some days when I just fall onto my bed because my body's had more than enough.
I still wonder what you're going to be when you grow up.

Wow! You are thirteen years old today! I can hardly believe it!
I watch you run out the door to meet up with the other boys!
Your big hands wave at me as your running out the door.
I worry so much because your backyard is so much bigger now
I'd send you all some pictures if I could catch him long enough to take one!
There are some days when I cry myself to sleep with worry because I don't know if I've given you enough.
I still wonder what your going to be when you grow up.

You're fifteen years old today! It's hard for me to believe you've survived this long!
I watch you run out the door to be with all your friends.
Your big hands wave at me as your running out the door.  
In my next life I'm having fish! That's it just fish! No kids!
I put myself in a time out to end all of the arguing.
I'd send pictures to everyone if he would quit flipping me off during them!
I worry every day. I'm hoping he's making the right choices. I hope I've taught him enough.
You're going to be a lawyer when you grow up.

Oh my Gosh! Your eighteen years old today! How time has flown by!
I watch as you stand on stage in your cap and your gown.
Your big hands wave back at me as the uhaul truck pulls away from our house.
I wipe the tears out of my eyes.
I'll worry that you're making the right choices and doing the right things.
I'll send pictures to everyone once I see you again.
I go look in your room.  Your bed is empty. I am worried that I haven't had enough.
You're going to be a fine grown up.

Your twenty four years old today! I cry my tears of joy.
I watch as you stand there with my grandson and give him a daddy hug.
I look at my grandson and say 'Don't worry your in good hands'.
His little hands wave at me as he runs around and plays.
I look at my son and say to him enjoy this time that you can.
I've got tons of pictures I'll plaster all over the place.
I'll be back in a couple days because I just can't get enough.
I no longer have to worry you are a fine grown up.

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