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Monday, October 03, 2011

babies don’t keep



Babies Don’t Keep
by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton


“Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.”




“Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.”




“Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo”




“The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.”




“The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.”




I’ve been absent lately and it wasn’t because I was cleaning house, as the poem suggests ;) {Those who have visited me can send up a huge AMEN on the fact that I have most definitely not been keeping house!}




Instead we’ve been cuddling, feeding, kissing, feeding, changing diapers, feeding… you get the idea. We are busybusybusy with all things sweet tiny baby and very happy to be so! I’m hoping October will bring with it much more blogging from momma, but can you blame me if I keep happening to find a few better ways to spend my time? =)






  1. LOVED all the pics of your precious little man. The pic of him in his nursery is priceless!!!!

  2. He is such a cutie! I love the outfit he is in, in the last picture! Where did you find it??

  3. Sweet pictures! As always, you look amazing!

  4. you are a stunningly gorgeous mom... with a handsome little man! love the pics

  5. These pictures are so cute and I fully agree with the poem! Soak up these sweet moments--although I do get very excited when a post from you shows up on the blog reel! ;) You look beautiful by the way--motherhood definitely suits you!

  6. Cute and oh so sweet! Precious little man! P.S. Don't you love the Bath Luve frog? We have the frog and the duck and we use one every bath time! Also keeps my little man from peeing all over me in the tub! :)

  7. Motherhood becomes you! You are a beautiful Mommy, with a sweet, precious and handsome baby boy. You are truly blessed, and Houston is one lucky little guy, to have such loving and wonderful parents to love on him!! Enjoy every second with that "Love Bug", he is definitely a keeper!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ

  8. Oh my Houston is such a doll!!! Precious!!!!!!!!! How can you ever put him down??

    Love the last picture of you and that sweet baby boy!!

  9. Beautiful poem & precious baby boy!! :)

  10. Aww I've thought of you a few times and then just said to myself, who cares about blogging- she has that sweet boy to cuddle! So glad you're taking advantage or his newness:)

  11. Congratulations! He is so cute!! Soak up the fun of being a new mommy, I can't wait until that's us. What a happy time! I just started following your blog and love it. : )

  12. One of my longtime favorite poems. Ah...perspective. :)

  13. You're a beautiful Momma with a beautiful baby boy! And the poem is so true...your house can wait! (I have to keep telling that to myself when dishes and bills are piled high and my baby needs's definitely a balance though!)



  14. Such adorable pictures! He is the cutest!

  15. I'd love to know your skin care regimen. Your always so glowy:) Great pics.

  16. He is such a handsome little guy!

  17. He is such a handsome little man!! Love all the pics! Especially the last one :)

  18. Houston is so adorable. I am sure you are enjoying every minute with him!

  19. He is so adorable! I'm happy to hear that you are enjoying every second with him :)

  20. How sweet! He looks healthy and happy and so do you!

  21. Oh my goodness he is so precious! And you look beautiful, as always! What a cute mommy you make! :)


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