You Just Can’t Win

When your toddler whines
So you say, “Speak nice;”
Then his brother mocks
Your good advice:
You just can’t win.

When they’re given jobs,
Responsibility
Then they scowl and say,
“You want a slave of me!”
You just can’t win.

When you stand, mid-pile
And lament the clothes
So you ask, “Whose socks?”
But, then no one knows:
You just can’t win.

When you’re up all night
With not one, but three
And your best friend says,
“You should get more sleep:”
You just can’t win.

When you read of logic,
But mostly love
Then they dodge your arms;
Give a return shove:
You just can’t win.

But

When you tuck them in
And they’re still and sweet
Then you stare and sigh;
They’re so cute, asleep…

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Photo Credit: Zach Vessels

©2019 Chelsea Owens


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