Ten

 

It’s not very nice when you’re ten.

 

It’s:      “don’t scuff your shoes

             or sit on the floor;

             don’t talk with your

                        mouth full

             and don’t bang that door!”

 

It’s:      “don’t get your toys out,

             I’ve just tidied up.

             Pick up your clothes

             and wash up that cup.”

 

It’s:      “don’t pick your nose,

             it’s not very nice,

             just hurry up and

             eat your rice.”

 

It’s:      “have you tidied your

             room today? Now,

             get to that bathroom,

             no, you can’t go and play.”

 

“Did you hear what I said?”

“Oh, for goodness sake just

             go to bed.”

 

It’s not very nice when you’re ten.