When I'm an old lady and live with my kids

Author:  Joanne Bailey Baxter, Lorain, Ohio

©Copyright April 1991

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with my kids,

and make them so happy, 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 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 meals,

I'll not eat my green beans or salads congealed.

I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table

and when they get angry, run fast as I'm able.

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)
 
 

I'll sit close to the TV, thru the channels I'll click,

I'll cross both my eyes to see if they stick.

I'll take off my socks and throw one away,

And play in the mud ‘til 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.

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."

(When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)

            --Author Previously Unknown (to me), turns out to be Joanne Bailey Baxter, Lorain, Ohio.  Her son David Baxter, just told me this today.  And, I thank you, David.


Web posted:  April 22, 2001

Updated:  September 19, 2006
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