Smiling like Sunshine: When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

We are going through a difficult period with my son at the moment. At 20 months old, he is probably cutting his molars, being uber grumpy, waking up many times during the night... When I read this poem here, it reminded me once again why I'm doing what I'm doing. I loved it and just wanted to share. 

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang up my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you make my favourite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw that you cared,
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I LOOKED....
and wanted to say thanks
for all the things I saw
when you thought I wasn't looking.
 — Connie Back

4 comments :

  1. I love a good poem and this is one I'll be printing and hanging up in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing it

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  2. Very sweet! Hope your little man is through this quickly, these stages are very exhausting (especially for Attached parents) Xxx

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  3. a lovely poem.
    they really do notice everything! quite scary really. but makes me try constantly to be a better person, which is no bad thing i guess.
    good luck x

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  4. Thanks for your lovely and supportive comments. Mule, it's nice to see you here again :)

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