Friday, April 4, 2008

The Girl in a Whirl

The Girl in a Whirl by 'Dr. Sue' (a.k. A.. Vickie Gunther)

Look at me, look at me, look at me now!
You could do what I do if you only knew how.

I study the scriptures one hour each day;
I bake, I upholster, I scrub, and I pray.

I always keep all the commandments completely;
I speak to my little ones gently and sweetly.

I help in their classrooms! I sew all they wear!
I drive them to practice! I cut all their hair!

I memorize names of the General Authorities;
I focus on things to be done by priorities.

I play the piano! I bless with my talents!
My toilets all sparkle! My checkbooks all balance!

Each week every child gets a one-on-one date;
I attend all my meetings (on time! Never late!)

I'm taking a class on the teachings of Paul,
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all,

I track my bad habits 'til each is abolished;
Our t-shirts are ironed! My toenails are polished!

Our family home evenings are always delightful;
The lessons I give are both fun and insightful.

I do genealogy faithfully, too.
It's easy to do all the things that I do!

I rise each day early, refreshed and awake;
I know all the names of each youth in my stake!

I read to my children! I help all my neighbors!
I bless the community, too, with my labors.

I exercise and I cook menus gourmet;
My visiting teaching is done the first day!

(I also go do it for someone who missed hers.
It's the least I can do for my cherished ward sisters.)

I chart resolutions and check off each goal;
I seek each 'lost lamb' on my Primary roll.

I can home-grown produce each summer and fall.
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all,

I write in my journal! I sing in the choir!
Each day, I write 'thank you's' to those I admire.

My sons were all Eagles when they were fourteen!
My kids get straight A's! And their bedrooms are clean!

I have a home business to help make some money;
I always look beautif ully groomed for my honey.

I go to the temple at least once a week;
I change the car's tires! I fix the sink's leak!

I grind my own wheat and I bake all our bread;
I have all our meals planned out six months ahead.

I make sure I rotate our two-years' supply;
My shopping for Christmas is done by July!

These things are not hard; 'tis good if you do them;
You can if you try! Just set goals and pursue them!

It's easy to do all the things that I do!
If you plan and work smart, you can do them all, too!

'It's easy!' she said...
and then she dropped dead.

4 comments:

Margaret and Jason Mair said...

Sounds easy in a poem! I thought that was way cute! Sometimes I feel like I do it all but I never say it's easy! Now we know what are mom's go through right??

Gladys said...

TOOOOO Funny! As a mother of 3 I read that and dream of what it would be like without the dropping dead part at the end of the poem. And then I realize that life would be oh so boring if we were all that perfect....there would be no growth or challenge. :)

PotatoJack said...

Is that Vickie Gunther from Redlands CA? If so, she is from my home ward! Mom of 10 kids!

asauser said...

ROFL! I read this out loud to Aaron & Tom, they kept chanting (well mostly Tom), "Make it Stop!"

A blog I've enjoyed following lately is ModernMollyMormon @ blogspot. I think they'd enjoy this poem. Check it out if you have time, occasionally there are some good posts there.

My favorite stanza is the last one.