by Arlene Maybloom
I yell and scream and carry on
And tell you what to do
Like brush your teeth and comb your hair
I must admit that’s true
Wash your hands, wash your face
Clean your room all up
Eat your food, make your bed
Pick up all your stuff
It seems that I am quite a nag
By telling you what to do
But if you did it by yourself
Here’s what I’d say to you
You brushed your teeth, you combed your hair.
You really look quite good
Your hands and face are really clean
And your room looks like it should
You ate your food, picked up your stuff
And even made your bed
I have no reason to yell or scream.
I think I’ll faint instead
Arlene Maybloom was born in 1942. She has a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren, and lives in Monroe with her husband.