What You Were Like When You Were Born

by Bruce Lansky
When you were born
you looked so cute
all dressed up in
your birthday suit.

Before you had
been home a week
we noticed that
you’d sprung a leak.

You slept all day
and cried all night—
as soon as we turned off the light.

To keep you quiet
in your bed
we stuck a diaper
on your head.


Text © Bruce Lansky reprinted from Happy Birthday to Me!, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Jack Lindstrom. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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