My Little Boy's Hands...

9.19.2010

My little boy's hands
take me for a walk.
They like to lead me to the swings,
and they point and sign to talk.
My little boy's hands
try to shoot hoops and play b-ball.
They climb up playscapes and ladders,
and they come out to break a fall.

My little boy's hands
scoop up dirt and rocks.
They push cars and trucks
and often grab his feet to take off socks.

My little boy's hands
like to make a mess.
They scribble with his crayons,
and they play with food, I must confess.

My little boy's hands
like to drum and clap.
They move to the music,
and they like to tap, tap, tap.

My little boy's hands
like to touch things and explore.
They like to play patty-cake
and open and shut our door.

My little boy's hands
wave when he says "hi".
They cover his eyes for "peek-a-boo,"
and they blow kisses when he says "bye".

My little boy's hands
reach to give me hugs.
They often poke and tickle me
and scare me with plastic bugs.

My little boy's hands
like to help me bake a pie.
They like to be mommy's helper
without ever asking "why?"

My little boy's hands
like to flip the pages of his book.
They like to snuggle with his blankie
and rub his eyes with that bedtime look.

My little boy's hands
will grow to be big one day,
but while they are still little hands,
we'll make forever memories, and laugh, and play.


23 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Annette! I remember looking at my grandmother's hands and mine were just like hers. I love this poem! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  2. This is so sweet! Makes me think of my little boy...who is sixteen and not so little!

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  3. Oh I love that poem! I have been meaning to capture a print of my little boy's hands (literally - with paint) and I keep putting it off. He's going to have huge teenager hands before I know it :) Hey - I gave you an award :)http://mylifewithnate.blogspot.com/2010/09/official-stumble-bunny-blog-awards.html

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  4. Such a sweet poem. They grow so fast. I hate to think about it. Following from Mingle Monday.

    Lisa

    www.twininspiration.blogspot.com

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  5. Love love love this poem! So sweet!

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  6. Aww Annette I love this. You're such a loving mommy and love your awesome spirit!

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  7. Thank you Annette for your comments! I hope you had a great weekend! It was beautiful this weekend! We spent the morning at the beach! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  8. I absolutely love this poem! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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  9. Oh I L-O-V-E this! Beautiful post and having two little boys of my very own, this poem brought me to tears! LOVE IT :)

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  10. SO precious! Enjoy these wonderful days with your baby boy and his little hands. What a sweet, sweet post :)

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  11. Awww, this was such a wonderful poem! It made me smile and brought tears to my eyes. I loved it! Have a great week!

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  12. following u via the monday blog hop. i'd luv a follow bk :)

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  13. Annette, this is gorgeous. What a super talent you are. I'm going to print it out and stick it on my noticeboard. x

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  14. I am already a follower:) Visiting from Mingle Mondays!
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  15. Hi - I'm stopping by from Mingle Monday! I hope you will stop by Day by Day Savings!

    Sweet poem!

    www.daybydaysavings.blogspot.com

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  16. That is just precious! I love the photo with your hands!!!
    I'm now subscribing to your blog! Stopping by from Mingle Mondays :)

    Have a great day!
    Shopper Gal
    http://www.shoppergal.com/

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  17. ok, so that has me sitting here crying, sooo sweet.

    I'm a new follower from mingle monday

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  18. Love the poem, so beautiful and sweet! And I love the photo!

    By the way, I have a blog award for you. Stop by when you get a chance!
    http://chalkboardstostrollers.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-first-award.html

    Have a happy Monday!

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  19. Awww! I know! I love my boy's hands. And his feet! Soooo cute.

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  20. Very beautifully written! I'm following from Monday Mingle. Lovely poem.

    Heather from Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

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  21. Hi, I'm your newest follower from Monday blog hop! Lovely Blog. You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  22. Well-penned poetry, Annette. Thanks for sharing. -E

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