If You Give a Mom a Cocktail
If you give a mom a cocktail,
She’ll want another to go with it.
Having the cocktail will help her forget about the pile of wet laundry in the washer
And the “Call Me” note she just got from a child’s teacher.
While she’s sipping the cocktail,
She’ll reflect on the “good ol’ days”.
Days when she went for a pedicure, followed by a wash, cut and style.
She’ll picture long lunch dates with close friends and laughing over bad dates.
She’ll remember calling in sick to work, just for a day of staying in her pajama’s.
She’ll dream of watching reruns of her favorite t.v. show for an entire weekend.
As she continues to sip her cocktail,
Her eyes will drift to the corner of the room.
There she’ll see the dirty plate someone left setting.
And next to it she’ll find a worn pair of tennis shoes.
She bristles at the thought of more work left lying around.
But as she continues to sip her cocktail, she’ll remember the times before when the house was too quiet,
And she remembers being a tad bit lonely back in the “good ol’ days”.
A time when her life wasn’t filled with hugs, tickle fests and butterfly kisses.
She’ll see the hand prints on the wall as another sign of the love in her house,
Her heart will probably grow another size.
Looking around the room too long though will remind of her of all the work she has left to do.
And chances are, if she sees the work she needs to do,
She’ll want a cocktail to forget about it.