What would you do if you didn’t have children?
What would you do if there were no kids?
Well, let me tell you
What we do since there are no children
What we do since there are no kids.
We dance in the kitchen to the tune of our own voice
We play train throughout the house – he’s the engine, I’m the caboose
We have dinner for two in the dining room
Or in front of the TV, where we watch old game shows
We have picnics in our backyard
We play croquet
And ride our bicycles
We put together puzzles
And play Scrabble and other word games
We take day trips and weekend trips and longer trips too
To northeast Missouri – LaGrange, Hannibal
To Clear Lake
And elsewhere as money comes and goes
We spend each anniversary at a Bed & Breakfast,
Sometimes fancy, sometimes plain
We plan surprises for each other
We talk back at our talking bird who only talks when we turn him on and that’s assuming the battery is fully charged
We enjoy our bunnies, one at a time
We especially enjoy BeeJay, who has just turned nine
We enjoy our friends
We host a Christmas Open House
We enjoy baking and cooking and eating and decorating
We like to shop for bargains for each other
We enjoy Bible study together and apart
We encourage each other
We tell each other, “You know what? What? I love you” Or
“Some bunny’s mommy loves some bunny’s papa daddy.”
We are silly.
We stand up for each other. We defend one another.
We believe in one another.
We have active imaginations.
We have children who are filled with stuffing, but have definite personalities.
We do much that you who have children do.
Alas, there is much we do not do. We miss much.
But we have each other, we love each other, we have the Lord and we love the Lord, and we are ever grateful for all He has given us.