Where is the Crafter, Whose Blog So Neglected?

Where has the time gone!! It seems like just yesterday I was waiting for Claire’s arrival and now she’s been here for over three weeks!! To tell you the truth, I knew that my time would be allocated drastically different, but I had expected to find SOME time to craft…nope, not yet!

There are those few times when she’s sleeping and I could probably slip away and create something, but every time that happens, there’s a line from a poem I once heard that always goes through my head and I end up sitting in a comfy chair in my living room, cuddling my warm, sweet baby.

The poem is “Babies Don’t Keep” by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton:

Mother, O’ Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth.
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,
Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due,
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek – peekaboo.
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew,
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo.
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.
The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow,
But children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
~ Ruth Hulbert Hamilton
So, readers, I’m really sorry my blog has been quiet, but if you’re every wondering where is the crafter, whose blog so neglected, just remember “I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep!”

6 responses to “Where is the Crafter, Whose Blog So Neglected?

  1. That poem is so sweet AND so true Heather! rock a bye, rock a bye all you can! Those times will be gone too soon 🙂

  2. Oh my! What a sweet photo!!!! That is EXACTLY what you should be doing right now. Card-making will wait. Snuggle time is most important!

  3. thecraftytouch

    What a precious baby 🙂 I think my kids were at least walking before I got a chance to do any crafting…yikes!

  4. What a precious photo.. Babies grow up to fast..

  5. sweet picture Heather–and keep on cuddlin’………………………..

  6. Your baby is so sweet! Enjoy her while she’s little, they grow up so fast!

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