WHEN I'M A LITTLE OLD LADY

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        (___)   When I'm a little old lady
       /`   `\  Then I'll live with my children
      /  /"\  \     and bring them great joy.
      \_/o o\_/ To repay all I've had
       (  _  )      from each girl and boy
        `\ /`   I shall draw on the walls
       /\\V//\      and scuff up the floor;
      / /_ _\ \ Run in and out
      \ \___/ /     without closing the door.
       \/===\/  I'll hide frogs in the pantry,
       ||   ||      socks under my bed.
       ||   ||  Whenever they scold me,
       ||___||      I'll hang my head.
       |_____|  I'll run and I'll romp,
         |||        always fritter away
        / Y \   The time to be spent
        `"`"`       doing chores every day.

        I'll pester my children              ___
             when they are on the phone.     (___)
        As long as they're busy             /`   `\
            I won't leave them alone.      /  /"\  \
        Hide candy in closets,             \_/o o\_/
            rocks in a drawer,              (  _  )
        And never pick up my clothes         `\ /`
            from the floor.                 /\\V//\
        Dash off to the movies             / /_ _\ \
            and not wash a dish.           \ \___/ /
        I'll plead for allowance            \/===\/
            whenever I wish.                ||   ||
        I'll stuff up the plumbing          ||   ||
            and deluge the floor.           ||___||
        As soon as they've mopped it,       |_____|
            I'll flood it some more.          |||
        When they correct me,                / Y \
            I'll lie down and cry,           `"'"`

    ___     Kicking and screaming,
   (___)        not a tear in my eye.
  /`   `\   I'll take all their pencils
 /  /"\  \      and flashlights, and then
 \_/o o\_/  When they buy new ones,
  (  _  )       I'll take them again.
   `\ /`    I'll spill glasses of milk
  /\\V//\       to complete every meal,  
 / /_ _\ \  Eat my banana and
 \ \___/ /      just drop the peel.
  \/===\/   Put toys on the table,
  ||   ||       spill jam on the floor, 
  ||   ||   I'll break lots of dishes
  ||___||       as though I were four.
  |_____|   What fun I shall have,
    |||         what joy it will be to
   / Y \    Live with my children....
   `"'"`        .....the way they lived with me!




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