Dr. Gordon Neufeld's talk
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HECOA Part 1
HECOA Part 2
Yes, I know there are stains on my carpet,
The traces of small muddy boots;
And I see your fair tapestry glowing,
All spotless with flowers and fruit.
And I know that my walls are disfigured
With prints of small fingers and hands;
And that your own household most truly
In immaculate purity stands.
And I know that my parlor is littered
With many odd treasures and toys,
While your own is in daintiest order,
Unharmed by the presence of boys.
And I know that my room is invaded
Quite boldly all hours of the day;
While you sit in your unmolested
And dream the soft quiet away.
Yes, I know there are four little bedsides
Where I must stand watchful each night,
While you may go out in your carriage,
And flash in your dresses so bright.
Now I think I'm a neat little woman;
And I like my house orderly, too;
And I'm fond of all dainty belongings,
Yet I would not change places with you.
No! keep your fair home with its order,
Its freedom from bother and noise;
And keep your own fanciful leisure,
But give me my four splendid boys.
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart