Our family, I’ve always thought,
But this scene brings that thought to naught –
Oh, what a sight to see!
No longer are we all top drawer,
The youngest, now, has dropped the score,
And bottom one she’s out of, more –
As well this pic has caught!
Today’s a day of great import:
This babe’s a babe no more –
From being of the crawling sort
All round about the floor,
At thirteen months she has – at last! –
Decided toddling is a blast –
And started toddling really fast!
The half-pint’s now a quart!
I’ve always used the ‘out of the top drawer’ expression, but have just wondered where it came from. Apparently it is fairly recent as these things go – from 1905 – and relates to the Victorian habit of keeping all the best items in the top drawer of the bedroom chest of drawers.
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