Not What I was Expecting (A Poem)

@srhelmer (6934)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
August 8, 2016 12:14pm CST
I walk through the house Stepping over dolls and other toys Hoping not to break my neck Or step on something that I would surely destroy. One moment they are at each other’s throats. The next they get along all right. Until someone says or does something the other doesn’t like And I referee another fight. Mondays and Wednesdays it’s ice skating Thursdays it’s tap and ballet Thank God for pizza Because dinner is just a freezer trip away. Alone time with my wife Means a television show and talking about what a day we had. Hoping I don’t fall asleep on the couch again. When did I turn into MY dad? Fortunately, there are moments That make it all worthwhile. Like when I sing them a funny song before bedtime And they laugh and smile. There are admittedly days when they stress me out And others when they make me sad. But, overall, I have to say I’m still proud to be their dad. This was not what I was expecting When I became a parent. But whether it’s good or bad I wouldn’t change a minute.
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@CinnamonGrl (5635)
• Paradise, California
8 Aug 16
We used to roll on the Weebles my kids left out, haha. Well it wasn't very funny at the time, but. .. now it is an amusing memory. Lots of times I really miss having kids around. Sounds like yours have some great activities to call them away from computers and video games. You seem like a good dad to me, and you've got your sense of humor which is always a good thing I enjoyed the poem.
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@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
8 Aug 16
Thanks.
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• Pasig, Philippines
9 Aug 16
nice poem :)
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@jannpa (499)
• United States
8 Aug 16
Beautiful poem! Love it!
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