weekly perk. #5

weekly perk.

I wrote something about a truly wonderful part (parts is more accurate, I suppose) of my life. I don’t have to explain further. I think this explains it all…

how do they know?

Every day I see their faces and smile at what I see
They laugh and they speak and say things
Far beyond their not-so-many years
How did they get so smart?
(Okay, I was always a nerd and their dad is no slouch
I’m sure they get it from us)
But it’s not just intelligence
They have my nose and my creative side
She has my eyes and everything else
Little clone
He has my hair and my affinity for black
And math
But it’s more than that
Somehow they have a sense inside them
Some magic intuition that tells them when
Someone needs them, how someone feels
How do they know?
They join me to laugh at anything funny
(A problem when my laughs are at grown-up things
Which they often are)
But they still laugh when I laugh
Maybe they’re not laughing at the same thing I am
Maybe they’re laughing only because I am
I try to hide some of my emotions from them
I want my babies to see joy and happiness and love
But they know life’s not perfect
(And my baby hates when I call her baby)
Still when I am unhappy
I don’t want them to know
But they do
How do they know?
Without a word, they arrive with an extra hug for me
Somehow they know I need it and they’re beside me
I’ve never had to ask, they already know
When I thought it was
Impossible to see
How do they know?

how do they know?

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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49 Responses to weekly perk. #5

  1. Sweet! Even when they drive me nuts my kids are the best thing I’ve ever done in life!


  2. That’s awesome! I didn’t have any children of my own so I don’t know how this feels, but I can try to imagine. How wonderful it is to have two little people that love you so much! I can tell you’re feeling better today and I am so glad! XOXOXOXOXO

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  3. Haylee says:

    Although I don’t have my own children, my class are my surrogate kids and they always know. Even the little things like bringing you a biscuit to cheer you up, saying you look nice or when they chip in and ask the misbehaving kids to be quiet because, ‘Miss isn’t feeling well and she doesn’t need more of a headache!’ It’s nice to have that support.

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  4. The vodka and flakes worked?

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  5. gigglingfattie says:

    How lovely!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 a great perk for the end of the week!

    Liked by 1 person

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