Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mom's On the Computer

I'm frantically getting ready for the INCH Homeschool convention in Lansing this weekend, but attendees at my workshop, iHelp for the eHome online at the Schoolhouse Expo have emailed and asked where they can get a copy of my poem, Mom's on the Computer that I read. I'll probably get a few more requests after this weekend, so I'll just repost it again. Here you go....

Mom's on the Computer (to the tune of Cat's in the Cradle.)

My computer arrived just the other day,
It came on the porch in the usual way
So many blogs to read and games to play
My child learned to walk, while I twittered away
And he was talkin’ for I knew it, as my friends list grew
He’d say I’m gonna be like you mom
You know I’m gonna be like you

And mom’s lost on the computer, lettin' dinner burn
Little boy wanders, he just wants to learn
When you getting off mom?
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then
we're gonna have a good time then


My son turned ten just the other day
He said "thanks for the wii, mom, come on let’s play"
"Can you teach me how it works?" I said “Not today”
"I got a blog to write" he said “that’s okay”
And he walked away while the computer never dimmed
He said, “I’m gonna be like them, yeah”
You know I’m gonna be like them

And mom’s lost on the computer lettin' dinner burn
Little boy wanders, he just wants to learn
When you getting off mom?
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then
We're gonna have a good time then


Well my son came home just the other day
iPod in his ears, while he texted away
"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and he said with a smile
"I'd really like to Mom, but talkins' not my thing"
"Check my status, for what's happening"

And mom’s lost on the computer lettin' dinner burn
Little boy wanders, he just wants to learn
When you getting off mom?
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then


Well my blog's retired and my Facebook out-of-date
My son texted, “Hey mom, I just can't relate"
I said, "I'd like to see you if you have some time."
He said, "I'd love to mom but skype if you don't mind."
"You see my website's down and my workload just grew."
"but it's nice texting with you, mom"
It's been sure nice texting with you."

And as I typed “c u later” it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

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3 comments:

Jennifer said...

This made me want to cry. Thank you for the encouragement to get off the computer and interact IN REAL LIFE with my children.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thank you so much for sharing. As a mom with an online business, I often find myself struggling to find balance in this area. I know many others will relate as well. I'll be sharing this on my blog...with all credit for the poem going to you, of course. ;)

Candy said...

Love this! Thank you so much for sharing. As a mom with an online business, I often find myself struggling to find balance in this area. I know many others will relate as well. I'll be sharing this on my blog...with all credit for the poem going to you, of course. ;)