Posts Tagged ‘haiku’

  1. Guest Post: Parenting Haikus By Life Stage

    July 8, 2014 by Jennifer Carsen

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    Today’s guest post is courtesy of Samantha Rodman, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in private practice and a mom of three sweet/demonic kids under 4 1/2. Guess which job is harder? (Hint: not the one for which she is financially compensated.) Visit her blog, Thoughts on Psychology, Kids, and Reality TV, on Facebook, and on Twitter at DrPsychMom, and judge her parenting.

    Newborn

    Peeing while breastfeeding.
    Every new mom has done this
    It’s multi-tasking.

    Crawler

    Across the playground,
    See him eat mulch. Don’t judge me,
    Mom of just one kid.

    Toddler

    Are you friend or foe?
    Who knows what you will do next.
    I am terrified.

    Preschooler

    You can pump your legs!
    Swinging you no longer feels
    Like I’m Sisyphus.

    School-Aged

    Two years in advance,
    Already I am dreading
    The dioramas.

    Teenager

    If you can hide things
    As adeptly as I did
    I will not worry.

    College-Aged

    You better be smart.
    There is no way I can pay
    For all three of you.

    Adult Child

    I already know
    I’ll miss your childhood stages
    (except you, toddler).

    Grandchild

    I will babysit
    But will try not to intrude.
    So I like to think.