Parenting is a great profession
demanding body, soul and heart.
Most days it calls for a concession
to your own needs right from the start.
Children claim care loudly and clear,
their right to live the same as yours.
They are so cuddly, small and dear,
but many sorrows they can cause.
A parent learns as a sure fact
that children have their own free will,
but they are easy to distract
with simple changes to instil.