She had enough that day. Kids screaming and all wanting everything at once.
Was she every to rest or get her own time to relax?
Usually calm and gentle in nature,
She new she would take things in stride, but not today.
Something was different and the kids had gotten on her last nerve.
She counted to 20 because 10 wasn’t high enough.
She went outside to get a break.
They followed her.
She felt like a rose bush bending in a gust of wind.
They asked and asked more and more.
They fought and fought.
Finally, the snap she had been trying to avoid came.
She yelled, “STOP! BE QUIET! EVERYONE BE STILL!”
They had finally made her snap, but she finally got her peace as they stared blankly at her, bewildered.
“I need peace. I need quiet. I need you to get along for the next hour. You are all driving me crazy, so please do as I ask. Please.”
The message got through and peace was achieved.
The children did not like when mom snapped like that, so they all played together,
They remembered their love.
They remembered their manners.
They remembered they even liked each other.
There was peace in mom’s land and all was good again.
Mom took a nap and felt refreshed when she woke.
Dad reminded them all,
If mom isn’t happy, nobody’s happy.