It’s here! Baby New Year arrived today
And everyone was thrilled to bring it home.
They smiled and cooed and tried to coax a giggle
From its lips with a funny face or two.
This fresh new baby offers so much promise…
But how long till its diaper’s not so fresh?
How long before we make the selfsame errors
That made us long to toss the old kid out?
We’re giddy with its fresh outlook on life…
But how long till its outlook gives us pause?
This year is new, not us; how long before
Old habits crush its young dreams? So I wonder…
What kind of home will Baby New Year know?
Perhaps it’s Mom and Dad who’ll need the diaper!