Our family, I’ve always thought,
Are aristocracy,
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!

Out of the bottom drawer.








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!

First steps may as well be fast ones!









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.

© June 2012 Colonialist (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done!
    C-U-T-E 😉


  2. Oh, Col she is beautiful, whether out of the top or bottom drawer!!


  3. The Asian says:

    I hope that you can keep up with her now that she’s able to toddle about 🙂


  4. The Asian says:

    Hope that you can keep up with her now that she’s toddling around 🙂


  5. It is no use: all vocabulary goes out of the window on such occasions. What a total. Utter. Cutie.


  6. adinparadise says:

    Cute little toddler, Col. Love your clever rhyme as usual. 😉


  7. Ruth2Day says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Toooooooooooooooooooo adorable 🙂


  8. gipsika says:

    So cute! LOL, out of the bottom drawer! Well, she’s out of her box now…


  9. optie says:

    Hope you can keep up with her Grandad 🙂


  10. Tilly Bud says:

    She is adorable! Love the rhyme.


  11. Pussycat44 says:

    Nothing wrong being from the bottom drawer! Love the toddling picture.


  12. How absolutely cute! LOve the drawer one 🙂


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