Baby Goes to Europe

One day there were lots of people
And I ate and slept on Mom’s lap
Before we ran down a long hall,
Me in Mom’s arms, all day in fact
They held me all the time
Until I ate some potatoes
And slept in a room with two beds
By myself. Then Dad put something
New on my toes and I couldn’t
Move my arms much even though I
Got a new stroller with no tray
So I could see all the people
Who walked past us in the cold.
And I ate bread and sausages,
Lots of bread that was hard to chew.
I rode in my stroller a lot
Different places and in the car
With Grandmama playing with me.
One night I did not have a room
Like I usually do to myself
And it was hard to go to sleep,
But we did not go there again
After eating sausage that hurt.
I liked being outside so much
Even though I could only crawl
Around at night before bedtime
After I ate banana and
Muffins sitting in my Dad’s lap.
Then we got in the car again
And I sat with Mom in her seat
So I saw new things going by
And it was my favorite car ride.
Then we stood still for a while ‘til
We ate milk and cake for breakfast
And I went to sleep in Dad’s lap
Before we walked back down the hall
And stood in line again and sat
This time for a really long time
And ate more bread and bananas
Before I went back to daycare.

© Beth Henary Watson 2016

On the streets of Prague.

On the streets of Prague.