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I Always Feel Like Mother of the Year at Disney World

08.20.09 Posted in today's words, vox poetica originals by

Yes, it’s a ton of fun, but the thing I really like most is that I always see some kid who isn’t mine doing something far worse than anything mine have done in public. The best moments of all, however, are the ones in which my kids wear an expression of horror as they witness the offending child’s behavior. So validating!

I Always Feel Like Mother of the Year at Disney World
By Annmarie Lockhart

“Ellis, I’ll spank your ass right here, right now,”
she calmly said through ungritted teeth.
I laughed til I choked on Epcot beer,
til I finally had to turn and see
this mother and her child.
But they were gone.
So I drank on.
Still giggling.

4 Responses to “I Always Feel Like Mother of the Year at Disney World”

  1. Jean says:

    Oh, Annmarie, I love this happy, funny, summer poem! I’m still giggling with you.

  2. Ha! This is great! I feel like this just going grocery shopping sometimes:)

  3. Kay says:

    Excellent. I should like to commend the post for skillful use of repitition, rhythym and the arrangement of the words on the page. This is a great poem to read, to hear and to see.

  4. Sharon Poch says:

    Annmarie, I love the look, the feel, the humor of your poem. And yes, I identify!

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