So Much Depends On You

 

"I got two A's" the small boy said,
his voice was filled with glee,
his father very bluntly said
"Why didn't you get three?"

"Mom, I've got the dishes done"
the girl called from the door.
Her mother very calmly said,
"Did you sweep the floor?"

 

"I mowed the grass" the tall boy said,
"and put the mower away"
His father asked him with a shrug,
"Did you clean off the clay?"

The Children in the house next door
seemed happy and content
The same thing happened over there,
but this is how it went:

 

"I got two A's" the young boy said,
his voice was filled with glee,
his father proudly said "thatís great,
I'm glad you belong to me"

 

"Mom, I got the dishes done,"
the girl called from the door.
Her mother smiled and softly said,
"Each day I love you more."

 

"I've mowed the grass," the tall boy said,
"and put the mower away"
his father answered with much joy,
"You've made my happy day"

 

Children deserve a little praise
for tasks they're asked to do,
if they're to lead a happy life,
so much depends on you!

 

The song "Softly and Tenderly" is featured on "Old Time Gospel" CD by Margi Harrell

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