Trisha Niermeyer Potter © 2008
In honor of mothers:
the very hungry caterpillar
will not gorge himself on sweets
before he builds a cocoon
and turns into a beautiful butterfly.
without any bribes or charades.
The tweedle beetles will stop
battling with their paddles.
Mickey and Minnie will wash
behind their ears without being reminded.
Lightening McQueen will stop
flashing everyone in public.
Swiper will have enough self-control
to keep from swiping from Dora the Explorer.
of your selfless hard work.
The Big Bad Wolf will leave your mom alone.
Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber