Thursday, March 18, 2010

JUST ONCE OR TWICE

Just once or twice a day I remind someone to put on their medicated patch or take it off.

Just once or twice a day I remind someone else to take their morning, afternoon, or evening medication. 

Just once or twice a day I remind someone to brush their teeth, wash their hands with soap, turn off the water, don’t forget to wipe.

Just once or twice a day I give the dog her meds for incontinence and fiber to keep her stools soft, but not too soft.

Just once or twice a day I remind someone to close their mouths while chewing, stop kicking the wall, zip up, close the door, put the seat down, switch your shoes to the other feet.

Just once or twice a day I remind someone to let the dog out, let the dog back in, feed the dog, don’t forget to clean the water bowl.

Just once or twice a day I remind someone to make their bed, put their dishes in the sink, wipe their hands on a napkin before touching anything, say please.

Just once or twice a day I remind someone to turn in their homework, give their teacher a note, bring back their folder, did you eat all your lunch?

Just the other day the kids’ doctor gave me one more thing to do, just once or twice a day.

Just once or twice a day I’d like to attend to my needs. 

Just once or twice.

 

 

 

 

 

13 comments:

  1. I love how the poet in you is finding her voice. This is beautiful, and poignant and vivid. At least once or twice a day I'm grateful the world has you and your writing and your strong heart.

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  2. Oh, this resonates so strongly. Wish we could take turns spelling each other so we could tend to our own needs! Sending hugs and wishes for breathing room.

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  3. oh honey, yes. yes, yes, yes.

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  4. And just once or twice a day, I love hearing from you.

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  5. Oh, goodness. Yes. At least once or twice.

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  6. So true. I can't even remember what my own needs are anymore.

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  7. My dear, I am living proof of what happens when you don't attend to your own needs. Just call me "back in the saddle again." I hope you can find a way to begin passing on one or two of those other things and make sure you take care of yourself.
    In the meantime, I love the writing. Love you, too.

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  8. Oh honey, it never seems to end does it, stay strong. Hugs

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  9. How very eloquently said, Carrie. It never ceases to amaze me how many other mommies out there "get" it. It's like you're posting what's in my heart.

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  10. Me too. Just one more thing.

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  11. Wonderful post... Very informational and educational as usual!
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