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    When I'm an old lady

    I was just surfing on the web and came across this. I thought you might get a kick out of it. Enjoy.
    WHEN I'M AN
    OLD LADY...




    When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
    And bring so much happiness...just as they did.
    I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.
    Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!
    (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids).

    I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,
    And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes.
    I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
    I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
    (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids).

    When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
    I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
    Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
    And when that is done, I'll hide under the bed!
    (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids).

    When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
    I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
    I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
    And when they get angry...I'll run...if I'm able!
    (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids).

    I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,
    I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
    I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
    And play in the mud till the end of the day!
    (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids).

    And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
    I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
    My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
    And say with a groan, "She's so sweet when she's sleeping!"

    God Bless All Moms and Grandmas Everywhere
    Blossom

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    Nursing Home!!!!!!

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    I wish .....!!!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattie Frances View Post
    Nursing Home!!!!!!
    Ha Ha As a long time nurse , that is what I thought too .

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    Nah, by the time we get to the nursing home we'll confuse our days and nights and be awake and hobbling up and down the halls all night trying to remember where we are and what room we're supposed to be in.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    I was a smart one?!? My youngest is barely 7. I'll be an older lady ( in my 60's) before he's out of high school. Whwaaa haa haa training him now...... Hee hee. Justkidding.....he's an adorable little boy! He should be fresh out of collage by the time I get to move in with him, lol.
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    Curious. The times our children were young is often the times we look back upon as the best times of our lives - and then some one writes a poem about getting even with the children for the childish things they did - for the wonderful memories they gave us. Curious point of view. Very sad IMHO.

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    Thank you for sharing that cute poem! I have a lovely daughter whom I cherish... and I also can grin at each & every line of the poem.

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    Very funny, pay backs are not always fun. I bet the Grandkids would think it is funny and egg you on.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    that is beautiful i love it.

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    Love it! DH and I always say that when we get old, we are going to go spend a month with each kid (we have 10 between us) and we were going eat all their food; not clean up after ourselves, tear up their furniture, leave trash everywhere, not rinse off our dishes, etc etc etc just for paybacks lol. They insist they will not answer their doors when we show up lol. I am training the youngest (5) to be the one to take care of us when we are old because he's probably the only one who will lol.
    ​Krysti

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    I always told my son this is what I was going to do to him --PAY BACK-but I guess I won't have to,his 3 daughters are such sweet revenge..I love it

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    Gosh! I didn't see this as sad at all, as an earlier poster stated. I saw this as a reminder of a common experience most of us have shared, looking back at the 'good old days' with humor and fondness. Would I like to go back to the days when my three were little? Probably not. But I do remember them as one of the best times of my life. My three are all adults and great people. We frequently laugh about memories of events just like the ones described in this poem, and when they thank me for raising them, I just tell them to remember that when I have incontinence and Alzheimers. But sad? Never.
    My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate.

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    the best revenge on a child is the old curse-"may you have children just like you!"

    Then sit back and watch it come true.

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    I recently reminded my oldest son...what I wished on him years ago. He is going to be married to a lovely lady who has two girls...one 15 the other 5 years old. Just think....he will get to "enjoy" the 2 ages at once. The 5 year old loves him, the 15 year old hates him. Hehe...the fun is just beginning...
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    That's too funny!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Funny how most of that is forgotten, and the memories are of snuggles and book reading and vacations. Thanks for sharing. It brought back some other memories! LOL
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    I forwarded this to my daughter and DIL....said Happy Mother's Day to them!!!

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    Cute poem!
    When someone mentions quilting, I go to pieces!

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    So, so cute & true.....
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    Actually I don't wanna think of being an old lady....NEVER EVER!!! I'm just not going to grow old, I guess
    And the poem is nice and funny))
    Thanks for posting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765 View Post
    Gosh! I didn't see this as sad at all, as an earlier poster stated. I saw this as a reminder of a common experience most of us have shared, looking back at the 'good old days' with humor and fondness. Would I like to go back to the days when my three were little? Probably not. But I do remember them as one of the best times of my life. My three are all adults and great people. We frequently laugh about memories of events just like the ones described in this poem, and when they thank me for raising them, I just tell them to remember that when I have incontinence and Alzheimers. But sad? Never.
    I agree. I wouldn't want to be back in "the good ol' days" when my kids were litte (well, maybe just one day) but I do think of them fondly now -- at a distance. And I took this as how many parents' experiences & memories are so similar.
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    There is also one "When I Am An Old Man" IF I remember right it starts out "When I am an old man I shall wear Plaid" I am not sure who wrote it but it is as good as the one for us girls. carol

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