portrait of baby by little mr. j Before we get into this, I want you to know something about little mr. j. He is a go getter. He makes things happen.
Last Saturday I cut my boys' hair. (Even my mr.'s.) It's a selfish economic deal really. I save money on their hair so I can spend it on mine. The clippers are easy and they usually come out looking pretty handsome. It works. (Side note: The clippers I bought this time have the coolest eyebrow attachment. We're keeping very good care of my mr.'s old man bushy brows.) It's a very fun time. Lots of interesting conversation. And it all takes place in my bathroom. My bathroom, where earlier in the day a tweener son decided to go through some drawers that belong to me. His mother. Who is female. This is how the conversation went: my mr., "little mr. b, why don't you ask your mom what those things you found in her drawer are for?" little mr. b (with- I can't believe you said that dad- eyes), "mom, …
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Little mr. b doesn't shut the blinds when changing into his pjs.
He was sent outside by the other parent in this house, who then started undressing in front of said window.
Little mr. b ran inside.
Now he knows that it is wise to shut the blinds.
There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. (Thank you, Grandma Dodie)
Tonight I miss my little girl with the little curl.
Tonight she is a young woman.
Tonight she was not horrid, but our interaction made me sad.
(Just as much me as it was her.)
When they are little, life is a bit less complicated
even though there are some adventures.
"This actually isn't a nursery rhyme. It is a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The line "she was very, very good" should actually be "she was very good indeed". Longfellow's second son Ernest says of this poem: "It was while walking up and down with his second daughter, then a baby in his arms, that my father composed and sang to her the well-known lines .... Many people think this a Mother Goose rhyme, but this is the true version and history" --Susan Wichlett quote above found here…