A cheeky smile and sapphire eyes
Thomas looks up in surprise
He's learning fast, he stares ahead
But can his playful thoughts be read?
Mummy bakes a batch of cakes
It isn't long before he makes
A bee-line for this tea-time treat
Thomas gets there on two feet!
Being mobile means: watch out!
Small objects can't be left about
Hand and eye coordination
Not yet perfect – so, frustration.
But motivation works big time
When Thomas turns to his first crime
Stealing a cookie is the task
Must reach the kitchen table – fast!
The cooling rack in full display
Please Mummy, turn your head away
His mind is sharp – it's such a thrill
Can I grab one? Yes, I will!
Caught red-handed, a fair cop!
He nibbles slowly, it's still hot
But putting on a beaming smile
He goes on eating – that is style!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015