Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Gambler Mommy

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 2:06 PM
You know Kenny Roger's The Gambler, right? Well get the tune in your head and read below.

On a warm summers evenin the phone rang from somewhere
It was my girlfriend finally; we were both walking half asleep.
We’d both been wrapped up in babies, wiping noses and hinies
Til we didn’t know up from down, but we needed to talk.

She said, girl, I’ve made a life out of carin for babies,
And knowin what they’re about and how to stay a step ahead.
So if you don’t mind my sayin, I can hear you’re about at the end.
For a night of babysitting I’ll give you some advice.

So I agreed on a date and she wrote it on the calendar.
Then she sighed and I heard the door shut behind her.
And the night got deathly quiet, and her voice lost all depression.
Said, if you’re gonna outlive em, ya gotta learn to live it right.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to scold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to lunge.
You always count to a hundred when their pushing your buttons.
There’ll be time enough for punishin when the anger’s gone.

Now evry mommy knows that the secret to surviving
Is knowing when to let it go and knowing what to say.
Cause evry child’s a blessing and every child’s a sinner,
And the best that you can hope is for them to love your God.

So when she’d finished speakin, she stayed in the dark silence,
Stepped back into the house and started on laundry.
And somewhere in the darkness the mommy, she was praised.
And in her wisest words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to scold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to lunge.
You always count to a hundred when their pushing your buttons.
There’ll be time enough for punishin when the anger’s gone.

Now evry mommy knows that the secret to surviving
Is knowing when to let it go and knowing what to say.
Cause evry child’s a blessing and every child’s a sinner,
And the best that you can hope for is them to love your God.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Gambler Mommy

You know Kenny Roger's The Gambler, right? Well get the tune in your head and read below.

On a warm summers evenin the phone rang from somewhere
It was my girlfriend finally; we were both walking half asleep.
We’d both been wrapped up in babies, wiping noses and hinies
Til we didn’t know up from down, but we needed to talk.

She said, girl, I’ve made a life out of carin for babies,
And knowin what they’re about and how to stay a step ahead.
So if you don’t mind my sayin, I can hear you’re about at the end.
For a night of babysitting I’ll give you some advice.

So I agreed on a date and she wrote it on the calendar.
Then she sighed and I heard the door shut behind her.
And the night got deathly quiet, and her voice lost all depression.
Said, if you’re gonna outlive em, ya gotta learn to live it right.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to scold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to lunge.
You always count to a hundred when their pushing your buttons.
There’ll be time enough for punishin when the anger’s gone.

Now evry mommy knows that the secret to surviving
Is knowing when to let it go and knowing what to say.
Cause evry child’s a blessing and every child’s a sinner,
And the best that you can hope is for them to love your God.

So when she’d finished speakin, she stayed in the dark silence,
Stepped back into the house and started on laundry.
And somewhere in the darkness the mommy, she was praised.
And in her wisest words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to scold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to lunge.
You always count to a hundred when their pushing your buttons.
There’ll be time enough for punishin when the anger’s gone.

Now evry mommy knows that the secret to surviving
Is knowing when to let it go and knowing what to say.
Cause evry child’s a blessing and every child’s a sinner,
And the best that you can hope for is them to love your God.

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