Gifts Money Can't Buy
What shall we give the children,
now that the holidays are almost here?
Toys, games and playthings
as we do every year?
Yes, for the magic of toyland
is part of the Yuletide lore,
To gladden the heart of childhood;
but I shall give something more.
I shall give them more patience,
a more sympathetic ear;
A little more time for laughter;
or tenderly dry a tear.
I shall take the time to teach them
the joy of doing some task;
I will try to find time to answer
more of the questions they ask.
Time to read books together
And take long walks in the sun;
Time for a bedtime story
after the day is done.
I shall give these to my children.
Weaving a closer tie;
Knitting our lives together
With gifts money can't buy.
Reprinted from the New York Parent-Teacher
Love your little ones well, friends!