Easy to convince
Cheerful, not tearful
My constant companion through the day, even when his brothers are away
Maybe this one would be different?
This one would stay sweet?
This one would always hold my hand when he crossed the street?
Now it's all about persuasion
Factor five extra minutes into the equation
On every occasion
Done with naps forevermore
A diaper change? The Third World War.
I want to watch a show!
I don't want that I want juice!
Just give him what he wants, sir!
Someone took my child away and gave me back a monster!
It tears me up inside
Squeezes me in tiny knots
I knew this time was coming
But I pushed it from my thoughts
I want to hug him close
Stroke his hair and soothe his fears
Sing to him for all the hours
Hold his hand for all the years
So I will.
Five minutes late
I will carry his weight
Over my shoulder or under my arm
Always safe from harm.
I've decided that the tantrum
Between me and my darling little handsome