“Don’t put my book down the toilet”

“I won’t Daddy”


“Your cereal bowl is not a drum, or a steering wheel”

“Please don’t hit your sister with your Bob the Builder Hammer”


And so the day begins

We grapple and fight

Against the oncoming day


Do we stress and toil

Instead of letting children play

Be yourself

Little ones

Soon to start school

Those endless days are gone

Lovely tiny faces

And imaginative brains

Just ignore adult chores

Go out and play




And beautiful chaos

I promise to down tools

And join you for a day

“Stop it, stop it”

“No the cat is not a cushion”


It’s a perfect day

Copyright John de Gruyther 2016

Thanks to all our beautiful friends and family for sharing in a beautiful day.

“Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end”

Corinthians (the message)

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