By Jo Ann J. Lovelace

Standing there so pretty in a little ruffled dress,
eating a cookie, her face is a mess.
Pretty little curls, showing beneath her cap,
and all worn out, she soon takes a nap.
Wearing lacy socks and patent leather shoes,
and cuddling two big Winnie the Poohs.
She puts up her coat, she puts up her mittens,
 stops for a moment to stroke the kittens.
Then she's in school, no more ruffles and lace,
blue jeans and tee-shirts have taken their place.
No more patent leather shoes or lacy little socks,
the next thing you know, she's going to sock hops.
There's no more playing tag, or going to skate,
she's asking your permission to go out on a date.
Then comes the time, you're planning a wedding,
The time for years, that you have been dreading.

And all too soon, your little girl is grown,
she has a husband and a beautiful home.
She has a cute little girl, and two cute little boys,
that she can enjoy, while they still play with toys.
Copyright © 1998 Jo Ann Lovelace. All Rights Reserved.