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Hey, I haven't been around much, but i figured MDC was the place to ask this!<br><br>
My SIL's baby shower is tomorrow and we are doing this thing where you bring a book in lieu of a card and write something to the child in the book. I'm terrible at thinking of these things!<br><br>
Anyway, anyone have any suggestions for things I could say to my unborn niece or nephew (they are waiting to find out) - even just a phrase or nice poem you can think of might help me out of my writers block!
 

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Song for a Fifth Child<br>
by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton<br><br>
Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,<br>
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,<br>
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,<br>
Sew on a button and make up a bed.<br>
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?<br>
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.<br>
Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue<br>
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).<br>
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due<br>
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).<br>
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew<br>
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo<br>
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.<br>
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?<br>
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).<br><br>
The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,<br>
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.<br>
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.<br>
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
 

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Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.- Elizabeth Stone
 

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Women know<br>
The way to rear up children (to be just)<br>
They know a simple, merry, tender knack<br>
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes,<br>
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,<br>
And kissing full sense into empty words.<br>
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 
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