Twas the night before school starts, when all through the place
No parent could keep a smile from their happy face;
The backpacks were ready by the door with care
In hopes that the school bus soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of recess danced in their heads;
There was a summer’s worth of cleaning waiting to be done
But better things first like blogging and emailing everyone
Prepared with my coffee and my computer too
I had blogs to catch up and writing to do.
When all of a sudden there came a little ding,
I clicked on the pop to see what it could bring.
Away from the blogs it felt like I ran,
Over the summer, I've assumed my kids attention span.
With the familiar pop-up window, the friendly gem
I knew in a moment it must be IM
This new chatting on facebook cannot be good.
I already spend more time online than I probably should.
Tomorrow when that school bus finally takes the kids away
After a few minutes of celebration, plenty of things to fill my day
Yes, the cleaning, the laundry, the dishes galore
Gardening, sewing, washing the floor
Going to the salon, the mall, and Starbucks too
Painting my toenails, reading my book, so much to do.
Walking the kids to bus stop tomorrow,
is filled with excitement but no sorrow!
The kids climb aboard and wave from their seats
As the bus drives away from the end of the street,
Cries will be heard from moms full of cheer
“Happy first day of school to all and to all a good year.”