Monday, October 25, 2010

I’m Gonna Like Me

I'm gonna like me when I roll out of bed,
From my ugly square feet,
to my wild bed head.

I'm gonna like me when my fat pants are tight.
When not an item in my closet
seems to fit me just right.

I'm gonna like me when I'm on top of my game.
When I wear lipstick, when I'm witty,
when I'm the far opposite of lame.

I'm gonna like me when I forget about the van's hatch
then close the garage door
leaving our swagger wagon's backside all scratched.

I'm gonna like me when I laugh really loud.
And sound less like a human,
and more like a clown.

I'm gonna like me when I'm the "World's Best Mom".
When we dance in the toy room
and the kids think I'm da'bomb.

I'm gonna like me when I have one of those days.
When I'm impatient. Inadequate.
And wish my worries away.

I'm gonna like me when I'm a good friend.
When I send a card, make a phone call.
When I'm there 'till the end.

I'm gonna like me when we happen to lose touch,
because even if not talking
I think of them much.

I'm gonna like me when I've reason to be proud.
When I've done a good job,
when the cheering gets loud.

I'm gonna like me when I land flat on my face.
When I stumble,
and I struggle to even finish the race.

I'm gonna like me when I speak outta turn.
When I share when I shouldn't.
Someday. I'll learn.

I'm gonna like me when I rock as a wife.
Supportive. Flirty.    
A companion for life.

I'm gonna like me when we don't see eye to eye.
When there's a misunderstanding,
or only a 50% try.

I'm gonna like me when the dinner's so gross
that we set it aside
and eat cereal or toast.

I'm gonna like me when my best's not that good.
When no matter how hard I try
it's just not as it should.

I'm gonna like me at the end of the day.
When I put on pajamas, take off make-up,
and kneel down to pray.

"I'm gonna like me because I'm loved and I know it
and liking myself
is the best way to show it."

"I'm gonna like me
I already do!
But enough about me.
How about you?"

I'm gonna like YOU
in sunshine and rain.
So I recommend that
you like you too!

Blog idea comes  from the children’s book
“I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell.
Have you read it? If not, I suggest you do.
It’s one of our favorites.


Mikey, Anna, Lillie and Sam said...

This is so cute. Kim your awesome!!!

Lacy said...

amazing! and I like you too! ..and...I guess I can like me as well :)and I love your pictures! :)

Miranda said...

I love it, I love it, I love YOU.

Jami said...

That is really fun!!! Oddly enough that is one of the hardest things in life....TO LIKE YOURSELF!!! But gosh darnit Kim, I LIKE YOU!!!

The Staley Family said...

What a great poem! It would do a person good to read it every morning!I just loved it and will have to check out the book.

Anonymous said...

Well done! The English teacher in me is so darn proud! And the friend in me likes you back!

Anonymous said...

You always make me smile! I like you too.


Rachel said...

Love it Kim! You are easy to like, and I am constantly working on liking me.....It is tough, my feet are horrible too, like majorly ugly and wide, and short, and sort of brick like.

Lindsey Lou said...

That was very well put! We all need to love ourselves a little bit more.

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