My darling boy, as you start school
I’ll tell you what’s NOT considered ‘cool’ –
To fight, to kick, to hit and punch
When you’re out at play after lunch.
Don’t be a telltale, don’t be shy
Make sure you can look folks in the eye.
Do your best and do me proud,
So I can shout out very loud:
“Look over there, that’s my son
Not the one fighting, the other one
He does his best in work and play
And everyday he makes my day.”
Others may call people names that are rude
Don’t try to join them – you won’t be a prude
Learn and play and enjoy school,
Always remember the Underwear rule!
I’m going to miss you when you’re away
But I’ll be there at the end of day,
To bring you home, to hear you say
What you did at lessons and play.
I love you loads, my little boy
You’ll always be my pride and joy.