The Wisdom of the Nanny Goat

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“Nanny Goat, the kid is wild!
My hair is filled with greys!”
The Nanny Goat just nods and says,
“He’s going through a phase.”

“The kid just won’t be still at all,
Makes playgrounds of cafes!”
The Nanny Goat just grins and says,
“He’s going through a phase.”

“The kid is now a parrot,
Repeating every phrase!”
The Nanny Goat just smiles and says,
“He’s going through a phase”

“The kid forever wanders off
When we’re out he always strays!”
The Nanny Goat just laughs and says,
“He’s going through a phase.”

“I try to be so fair and kind,
But he still never obeys!”
The Nanny Goat just snorts and says,
“He’s going through a phase.”

“This kid is just so stubborn.
He’ll never change his ways!”
The Nanny Goat just whoops and says,
“He’s going through a phase.”

“I don’t see why it’s funny,
YOU take him for two days!”
And let’s see then if you still think
He’s going through a phase.”

“Of course my dear, I’d love to!
A Nanny has her ways.
I’ve got tricks to help him when
He’s going through a phase.”

I miss his every fibre.
Eternity; Two days.
I hurry back and don’t care if
He’s going through a phase.

“The kid was simply perfect!
A sweet angel,” she brays.
“Of course it may not last with you,
It may be just a phase.”

“Thanks for that!” I retort.
“But you have earned your praise.
How do you always seem to know
When it is just a phase?”

“Don’t you see!? A Nanny Goat
No longer must trailblaze.
For I was you and you were he
And it was just a phase.”

“Blink and you will miss it.
That crazy, glorious daze.
His childhood will be fleeting,
It’s really just a phase.”

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11 thoughts on “The Wisdom of the Nanny Goat

  1. Yes indeed – very wise goat there! After having 3 kiddies, I see it that way myself. They go through phases. They refuse to eat. But, it all comes right again in time. And definitely – childhood goes by so fast! My youngest is turning 3 & she is so grown up now. It flies by! x

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