Knocks on the head & nicks on the nose,
Sticky little fingers & grubby little toes!
Playing tag & climbing trees,
Screams & yells and scraped knees!
Bottles and boxes, sticks and stones
Chocolate, ice cream & broken bones!
Fights & tantrums, hair all a scatter,
Carefree mischief is all that matters!
Like little tornados about the house,
Fitful sleep easily roused!
Perfect silence, shattered by sound,
A sure sign, they are around!