Goodnight Mom


We took this poem (a spoof on Goodnight Moon) from, as we figured many of you (okay and some of us) could identify…. Be sure to check them out (click on the link or on the photo) to see other articles the e-zine has to offer.


Goodnight Mom –

In the messy green 
family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone 
And a crying toddler 
because his brother just popped his 
red balloon 
And a picture of–The cow jumping over the moon (which someone colored on with permanent marker)
And there was a missing 
teddy bear, and a girl with 
gum in her hair

And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse 
And something stinky in the house 
(that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky baby who just won’t shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon 
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the 
popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear Goodnight cereal bar smeared all 
over the dining room chair

Goodnight spitup 
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we’ll pick up tomorrow, 
or the next day
Hello chardonnay and TiVo–
“me” time finally


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