My kids I love them very much,
But I still don’t think they know;
How much they mean, how much I care,
And the lengths to which I’d go.
Because they are my world. My hope?
That they treat life with respect;
And are good and caring and kind,
With manners they won’t forget.
Life’s not easy, but as a child,
They have freedom to do what they like:
Not constrained by adult pressures,
They could even – and do! – go on strike!
But Adulthood has obstacles,
And I want them to be prepared;
As we can’t always protect them,
Yet we don’t want them to be scared.
So we will give them tools for life,
To help them along their way;
We’ll share experiences, and our
Wisdom… until our dying day.