Steady rhythm, rise and fall,
Your breath so sweet, so small.
Under your cheek your fingers tuck,
Your ten tiny toes are still covered in muck.
All tuckered out from the mud and sun,
Summer is over, it’s been so fun.
I watch you nap, you sleep so still,
I know I can do this, I have to, I will.
Tomorrow it’s pre-school, your very first day,
I’ll watch from afar, I’ll cry, I’ll pray.
You’re no longer a baby, growing so fast,
The toddler phase too is now gone, it’s past.
Snuggles and lullabies change over time,
Soon it’ll be boys, no kisses, no rhymes.
‘Till that day comes, I’ll hold you so tight,
Every day I’ll cherish, I’ll plea, and I’ll fight.
I’ll fight for your safety, your love, and your smile.
I’m here for you babe, by your side every mile.