Teddy, I've been bad again, My Mommy told me so; I'm not quiet sure what I did wrong. But I thought that you might know.
When I woke up this morning, I knew that she was mad; Cause she was crying awful hard, And yelling at my dad.
I tried my best to be realgood, And do just what she said; I cleaned my room all by myself, I even made my bed.
But I spilled milk on mygood shirt, When she yelled at me to hurry; And I guess she didn't hear me, When I told her I was sorry.
Cause she hit me awful hard,you see, And called me funny names; And told me I was really bad, And I should be ashamed!
When I said,"I loveyou, Mommy," I guess she didn't understand; Cause she yelled at me to shut my mouth. Or I'd get smacked again.
So, I came up here to talkto you, Please tell me what to do; Cause I really love my Mommy, And I know she loves me, too.
And I don't think my Mommymeans, To hit me quite so hard; I guess sometimes, grown-ups forget. How big they really are!
So Teddy, I wish you werereal, And you weren't just a bear; Then you could help me find a way. To tell Mommies everywhere.
To please try hard to understand. How sad it makes us feel; Cause the outside pain soon goes away, But the inside never heals!
And if we could make themlisten, Maybe then they'd understand; So other children just like me, Wouldn't have to hurt again. But for now, I guess I'll hold you tight, And pretend the pain's not there; I know you 'd never hurt me, I love you......So Goodnight, Teddy Bear!
After what I witnessed this morning, I can totally relate to this. I'm afraid the people that need to see this, won't.
I agree. I have been sent emails from friends and heard stories on the news of abused and neglected kids, and it makes me cry every time. I don't even spank my kids, i remember as a child how hurt i was and i refuse to do the same to my kids. It is sad that parents think it is ok to even spank kids, it is so emotionally hurtful, i wish more people would realize even just a tap is harmful. There are many loving ways to discipline a child. I have tried very hard for a very long time to be a mom, i just got lucky that it worked and am blessed with two beautiful little girls. It tears out my heart to know parents that don't have the patience for children. I wish all parents would use the golden rule more. "Do unto others, as you would have do unto you". I don't like being hit, yelled at and talked down to either, why should parents do that to children.