Monday, September 04, 2006

Make a Memory

Make a memory with your children,
Spend some time to show you care;
Toys and trinkets can't replace those
Precious moments that you share.

Money doesn't buy real pleasure,
It doesn't matter where you live;
Children need your own attention,
Something only you can give.

Childhood's days pass all too quickly,
Happy memories all too few;
Plan to do that special something,
Take the time to go or do.

Make a memory with your children,
Take the time in busy days;.
Have some fun while they are growing,
Show your love in gentle ways.

by Elaine Hardt ©1977

As of September 4, 2006 a total of 87 websites have quoted this poem since it was first published in my book Four Minute Fun for Parent and Child. We give permisson for this poem to be quoted as long as my name and copyright notice appear.