Posted by: littlebitofparadise | November 13, 2014

Little Eyes Upon You

Lately, my two oldest boys have been struggling with impatience and frustration as their baby brother becomes a toddler and wants to touch (read “mess up and destroy”) all of their finely constructed play. Whether it’s the train track they’ve just finished laying or an intricate parking lot of Matchbox Cars…Garrett can destroy an hour’s work in 2.7 nanoseconds.

We read this poem to the boys before bed last night. While it was originally written to a father, I think it hit home for our boys. They seemed to understand that even though Rett is often a royal nuisance in the playroom, what’s really going on is that he wants to be just like his big brothers…


Little Eyes Upon You

by Edgar Guest

There are little eyes upon you
and they’re watching night and day.

There are little ears that quickly
take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager
to do anything you do;

And a little boy who’s dreaming
of the day he’ll be like you.

You’re the little fellow’s idol,
you’re the wisest of the wise.

In his little mind about you
no suspicions ever rise.

He believes in you devoutly,
holds all you say and do;

He will say and do, in your way
when he’s grown up just like you.

There’s a wide-eyed little fellow
who believes you’re always right;
and his eyes are always opened,
and he watches day and night.

You are setting an example
every day in all you do;

For the little boy who’s waiting
to grow up to be like you.


[Taken from the book The Children’s Book of Home and Family, Edited by William J. Bennett. Photo credit: Heather Burgess Photograpy]. 

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