Saturday, January 10, 2009


Well, it turns out that someone far more creative than I wrote this tribute to Goodnight Moon called Goodnight Mom. Hmm, maybe I need to copyright my name! Anyway, enjoy!!

Goodnight Mom
(with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
By Sarah Jio, Parenting

In the messy green family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler
because his brother just popped his red balloon

And a picture of--
The cow jumping over the moon (which someone colored on with permanent marker)

And there was a missing teddy bear,
and a girl with gum in her hair
And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded

And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house (that no one else seemed to smell)
And a comb and a brush
and a colicky baby who just won't shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
Goodnight cereal bar smeared all over the dining room chair
Goodnight spitup
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house
and goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old who just needs to hush--right now I mean it
Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow, or the next day
Hello chardonnay and TiVo--
"me" time, finally


Laura said...

That's adorable. Is that a book? That would be a funny baby shower gift for first time moms.

January said...

This is good. I may repost this on my blog. Nice job.

Lori said...

I LOVE this story! Have an amazing time on your vacation. You so deserve it. Prayers for you and your family.