Reflections on Mommyhood

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The Presence
Time Bomb
Wolf, Wolf
Rough Passage
The Newborn
Garage Sales and Baby
Mom's Conflict
Another Battle
The Transformation
My Child
Vacation with Baby
Busy Baby
The Battle
At Thirteen and Fourteen Months
Books and Puzzles
Christmas 1984
Lookie, Mommy
Toddler Words
A is for Ark
Me, Daniel
Three Little Words
Mommy, It Hurts
Tired Again
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Oh, God
Too Soon



Mommy, mommy, tell me why?
Why must I go to bed right now?
Why did you forget to buy
Some bread and milk?

Why doesn’t that boy have a daddy?
Why did grandpa die?
Why is your hair gray?
Why did the King not like Baby Jesus?

Why are carrots orange?
Why can’t I go outside?
Why did he say...?
Why does little l look like a big I?

Why did you fall down?
Why did you close the door?
Why did you turn off the light?
Why isn’t Sesame Street on TV right now?

My isn’t Mr. Rogers on TV on Saturday?
Why did you fix that for supper?

When will we be there?
When will I be five?
When can we go to grandma’s?
Are rocks alive?

Where is heaven?
Where is hell?
Where do hiccups go?
Why do we get sick?

When can I color?
When can I paint?
When can I ride my bike?
How do birds fly?

Why did you forget the milk on the counter?
Why do we have to take a nap?
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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