unpleasant odors recognizable
because they're yours and nearly
made pleasant for that reason.
eyes lit up, shining brightly, watching
every move your daddy makes
begging for more wrestling.
chubby sausage fingers reaching
touching every germy item.
on any surface wherever you are
busy, fast steps tromping - no "pitter-patter
of little feet" here! - in and out,
here and there, everywhere!
wildly waving plastic bats swinging
missing, trying again and again
hitting the ball to daddy's delight.
surprise raspberries when asked for
kisses; slobbery smooching
just to make us laugh!
cries and pouts and tear-filled eyes breaking
momma's heart when she has to tell you "no"
all smiles when you get your way.
a wrinkling nose at just the right moment
to lighten a dreary day and make us
comment on just who it is you resemble.
ticklish toes, knees, armpits and neck;
trying your hardest to tickle
mommy and daddy in response!
fuzzy head tucked uder my chin
rocking, singing, snuggles and love
sending you far off to Neverland.