By R. Knight © 2011
slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
slow down mummy, make yourself a cup of tea.
slow down mummy, come spend some time with me.
slow down mummy, let's pull boots on for a walk,
let's kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet, and rest with me a while.
slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, let's have some fun - bake a cake!
slow down mummy, I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, it's nice when you just stop.
sit with us a minute,
and listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood won't stay!
~ R. Knight
~~~~Rebecca Knight is a creative, Christian mum from Guildford. Aside from her passion for all things creative, Rebecca enjoys traveling, socializing, art, writing and trying to be all that she was created to be. She is Mom to three daughters, Jessie-Jane and Ellie-Faith and Giorgia-Evie, and married to James. They adventure together discovering the purpose and joys of everyday life. Read more from Rebecca’s at her site, Reflection Space or find her on Facebook at Shine Like Stars.
Love this! I try to live this way. Our children are little for such a short time.ReplyDelete
I wrote this after a very busy day doing chores and I just realised that sometimes, those things can wait! xDelete
Well it's beautiful and a much needed reminder, thank youDelete
So very true,it seem as if you turn around, and they are all grown..:O(ReplyDelete
I love sleepy baby faces. So cute! And the poem made me tear up a bit. It's good to remember that we must enjoy our little ones while they're still little. :)ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
This made me cry, so I guess I better slow down.ReplyDelete
It did me too Erin..so I willDelete
Thank you SO much for sharing, just what this tired, busy Momma needed to hear today. I stumbled onto your Blog today searching for that article on "If You Nurse Your Baby for a few days" and so on for a friend who is getting flack for breastfeeding her 22 month old son. So glad I found you!ReplyDelete
Rebekah, you are a beautiful poet. I didn't realize til I scrolled down and saw the description of you that this poem wasn't taken from some famous literary anthology somewhere back in time!
Thank-you Megan and everyone who has commented here. It is lovely to hear your thoughts. <3 RebekahDelete
I had a "slow down mummy" moment with my oldest child on Saturday morning-so absolutely wonderfully fun!ReplyDelete
This brought tears to my eyes. It's absolutely beautiful! Thank you!ReplyDelete
I found your lovely poem after a friend shared it on fb. Would you be happy if I read it at my son's naming in July? I will credit you of course!! Thanks xxReplyDelete
Nice! And so true..ReplyDelete
I was blessed with being able to do this when my now grown son was little and I am so happy that I did. I have no regrets but only wonderful memories of every day sharing special time with him. he was and is the love of my life and brings me joy every day, even nowReplyDelete
Oh, thank you...ReplyDelete
Where this pic is taken.who is in the pic.ReplyDelete
I often think of this poem after I've pushed the kids away to do dishes. I'm printing this for my kitchen as a reminder, time with them now is more important than anything else <3ReplyDelete
Just beautiful... Really makes us think... I'm printing it and framing it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and Sharp poem!ReplyDelete
God bless you and your family, Rebekah!