Reflections on Mommyhood

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Contents

Preface
The Presence
Waiting
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
Horsie
Exploring
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
Daniel
No
Why?
Tired Again
Comparisons
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Tears
Oh, God
Too Soon

Christmas 1984

 

It's Christmas again
And I don't know when
I had so much fun in preparing.
For Daniel makes three
In our new family
And trimming the tree will be daring.

Though outside is bitter
The tree trims will glitter
Attracting my Daniel to touch.
The bets I will take
On how many will break--
My hope for the tree isn't much!

The gifts will be wrapped
When Daniel is napped
And outside it is very cold.
When he's opened each gift
His attention will shift
And he'll play with his toys that are old.
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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