The kitchen can wait, my darling son
I know I’ve been busy but now I’m done.
The bread’s in the oven, the soup has been made
Two things off my list of twenty today.
Now the kitchen can wait, the dishes too
You’re more important, I promise it’s true.
There’s a lot going on, you’ll know when you’re older
What the weight of the world feels like on your shoulders.
But the kitchen can wait, my little sweet
I’ve been preoccupied lately so we can eat.
I’d rather be spending my time with you
Looking into your eyes while you look in mine too.
So the kitchen can wait, my darling boy
You’ve been so patient, now let’s find a toy.
I love how you’ve stayed nearby to play
Your smile and your chatter brighten my day.
Yes the kitchen can wait, so can the stove
A mess will always be there, but you won’t I know.
The days and months have been flying so fast
I want to cherish them while they last.
The kitchen can wait, my little man
You’re growing up as fast as you can.
Let’s leave the pots, the plates and the pan
To embrace this moment while we still can.
© Chelsea Lee Smith 2015
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