Here is my submission for my sister-in-laws Scrap that Poetry Blog. I used the pictures of my kids with the animals from The Center for Animal Health and Welfare (and one of our dog). I love that my children share in my passion for animals. It is one of the many things we love to do together to make a difference in the world.
Some houses try to hide the fact
that children shelter there.
Ours boasts of it quite openly,
the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows,
little smudges on the doors,
I should apologize, I guess,
for toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children
and we played and laughed and read;
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times I'm forced to choose
the one job or the other;
I like to be a housewife but
I love to be a mother.
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