January 21, 2021
Right at bedtime, somehow we forgot to sleep
Rollicking peals of laughter stretching from our heads to our feet
Big sister with chuckles and then suddenly a grin
And a guffaw from little sister, and then the giggles begin
We’re supposed to be asleep, tomorrow is a school day
We’re supposed to be asleep, but a little something says “play!”
And I can’t let it stop, once again the tickling starts
I never want it to stop, as laughter fills our hearts,
It’s past our bedtime, and we lie breathless in bed.
Tonight is a school night, but there is happiness in our heads
And soon the breathing slows and we yawn and close our eyes
And tomorrow is another day, each moment a new surprise.