Can't find the poem!!!!

Stella - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hello ladies,
When I first started browsing this site a couple of months ago, I came across the full version of a poem that we were given as an abbreviated version when our second son was born.

It regards not being quite so worried about housework as we might feel pressured to be and finishes

"So quiet now cobwebs, dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby, And babies don't keep"

If it was you who put this on here, please could I have it again?!?!?! I love our abbreviation, but it's always nice to have a full version- this time I will copy and paste it into a separate document straight away!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, in anticipation...


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Hannah - posted on 11/19/2009




Thank you Kristen for getting the poem for Stella. I posted it a while ago, but lost the paper I had it on. I'm glad you ladies enjoyed it as much as I did.

Kristen - posted on 11/19/2009




Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth

Empty the dustpan - whip cream to froth

Hang out the washing - make up the bed

Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the Mother whose house is so shocking?

She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh! I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue

(Lullabye, rock-a-bye, lullabye, loo)

Dishes are waiting, and bills are past due

(Lullabye, rock-a-bye, lullabye, loo)

But I'm playing "Kanga" and this is my "Roo"

(Lullabye, rock-a-bye, lullabye, loo)

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'til tomorrow,

But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.

So, quiet down cobwebs! Dust, go to sleep!

I'm nursing my babies, and babies don't keep.

I found it yesterday it was not me that put it first but I believe it is this one

Stella - posted on 04/12/2009




Bizarre! This version is different to mine, but the version that was on here was about four or five verses long, I think.
For Keli, here is the one that I have...

I hope my children look back on today,
And see a mother who had time to play!
Children grow up while you're not looking,
There'll be years ahead for cleaning and cooking.
So quiet now cobwebs; dust go to sleep,
I'm rocking my baby, and babes don't keep.

Shannon - posted on 04/11/2009




Got it!  Dunno if its exactly the one you're looking for but I have a picture that says:

"Cleaning and Scrubbing

Can wait till tomorrow...

For babies grow up -

We've learned to our sorrow...

So quiet down cobwebs...

Dust go to sleep...

I'm rocking my baby

And babies don't keep!!"


Hope this helps!

Keli - posted on 04/10/2009




I hate to write to you without having an answer! But the poem sounds great, even just the ending! I have never heard it, but I wonder if you can maybe google it or something?? Maybe put in the ending that you know and maybe you will get lucky! Good luck!

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