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When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they’ll be so excited!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

I’ll write on the walls with reds, whites and blues,
And I’ll bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.
I’ll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I’ll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they’ll shout!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

When they’re on the phone and just out of reach,
I’ll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, they’ll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I’ll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
I’ll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry I’ll run if I’m able!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

I’ll sit close to the TV, through channels I’ll click,
I’ll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
I’ll take off my socks and throw one away,
And play in the mud ’til the end of the day!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.

And later in bed, I’ll lay back and sigh,
I’ll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
And say with a groan, “She’s so sweet when she’s sleeping!”

-by Joanne Bailey Baxter


Posted by lepumpkinhead, 2nd July 2015


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  • Ha ha ha not sure this old lady would be living with her kids for very long! Lucky to live with your kids at all

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  • Love that……thgere are so many truths in there I don’t know where to begin. Payback is sweet!

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  • I often have thoughts like this!

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  • oh my gosh this gave me a laugh! this was a great poem to share.


    • yep thanks for sharing this poem. I look forward to seeing more. I am going to put this one on my fridge lol

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  • LOL! Thanks for sharing this poem. :)


    • Thanks for sharing-so delightful and funny! :)

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  • Lol lots. That is so funny. Thank you for sharing

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