Sunday Baby, by Kathryn Cunningham

IMG_0875Well hello again, faithful readers!  You know, if you’re out there.  I have been taking a break to adjust to life with our new addition, who is that handsome devil up in the picture.  He is my fourth child, and my very first son, and it has been a wild ride already.  My girls can’t seem to keep their hands off him, and if he doesn’t die from infection or aggressive poking or mere overstimulation, it will be a miracle.  But I believe in miracles.  In honor of this little guy’s entry into the world, I present you with “Sunday Baby,” a little poem I wrote about a year ago, before I had any idea I was having a boy, but which now feels a little prophetic.  I hope you enjoy!

Sunday Baby

Sunday begins with a family,
Once was two, now is three.
Baby so soft, so helpless and small,
Hard to believe someday you’ll be tall.

Monday that baby is walking, so free.
First one step, two, then three.
Tottering slowly, then racing so fast.
Hard to believe today just won’t last.

Tuesday, no baby, a boy we now see.
Leaves at eight, home at three.
Learning to read and making new friends,
Hard to believe this day ever ends.

Wednesday the boy mows lawns for a fee,
Weeds, then trims bushes three.
Works to get done as fast as he can,
Hard to believe he’ll soon be a man.

Thursday he drives! His parents foresee
First one dent, two, then three.
Foot to the gas, then he zooms away.
Hard to believe he’ll live through the day.

Friday he leaves to get a degree,
Spends four years, adds on three.
Research then class, dissertation’s no fun,
Hard to believe it will ever be done.

Saturday wedding under a tree,
Flowers, gifts, bridesmaids three.
Bride says I do, they have their first dance,
Hard to believe this boy’s great romance.

Sunday begins with a family,
Once was two, now is three.
Kiss tiny nose, and fingers ten
Hard to believe it’s starting again.

Written by Kathryn Cunningham

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About childrensbooksonadime

I am mother to three spectacular daughters and wife to an amazing husband who is a disabled Army veteran. As a military wife for 7 years, I enjoyed traveling the world, and now that we are civilians again, I am excited to see where life will take us as my husband gets his MA and begins a new career. I love to read with my girls and on my own, sing, play & teach piano, and write children's stories. My blog is reviews of children's books I can find for under dollar and my goal is to start posting my own stories as soon as I get 100 followers. They're pretty great, so you should help me along by following. My dream is to see one of my stories published in a large and lovely picture book that will inspire the hearts and minds of the rising generation.
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One Response to Sunday Baby, by Kathryn Cunningham

  1. Guzmanfam says:

    Love love love it!!!

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