Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Ode to Grass Stains
Welcome back, my dear old foe
I can’t say that I missed you.
I enjoyed my winter holiday
But Spring has come on cue.
And so begins our little tryst –
Our game of mouse and cat.
You stain the knees of my kids’ pants
With “Shout” I do combat.
Each stain is different, some are light
They come out in one spin.
But others are the deepest greens -
They’re like an evil twin.
It’s these I hate especially;
The ones I wash and spray…
And wash and spray and wash again
One pair can take all day!
Here I cry out in despair,
"You are so very cruel!"
You stain pants that are way too short
But must last through end of school.
So I have to wash those pants again -
I just cannot compete!
You lure my kids to hit the ground,
Slide, roll and then repeat.
Come summer I will hardly care
If you should try to please.
Shorts will be the newest fad...
And then I repair knees.