This Poem was given to me when my first child was about 8 months old …. I love it. It has pride of place of the fridge;

What Did I Do Today?

What did I do today?
Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before,
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall,
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those window panes,
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?

I nursed a baby till he slept,
I held a toddler while she wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that’ s true.
Unless you think that what I’ve done,
Might be important to someone,
With bright brown eyes and soft brown hair,
If that is true…I’ve done my share.

—–Author Unknown

Posted by Kell, 4th June 2015

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  • That’s an awesome poem! I love it! And makes me feel a little bit better about the state of my living room floor… Although I am sitting here reading through mom. Lol


  • That is such a gorgeous poem, I love it, thank you for sharing.


  • What a beautiful poem about what we do!


  • Thanks for sharing your poem! :)


  • haha that is a great poem to find! good job


  • That’s really beautiful, thanks for sharing. So true there’s often not much to show but oh how it makes a difference to the little people in our lives.

    • You are spot on .. in 5 years we won’t remember the unmade bed!!


  • Yep, very true. We just have to remember it.


  • Wow this is the perfect poem for mothers.


  • That is beautiful. Thank you so very much for sharing. I love it


  • This is so sweet! With a child in the house, the house chores completely take a different meaning.

    • Yes, There are so many more important things


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