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My little boy came into the kitchen this evenin
While I was fixin supper
And he handed me a piece of paper he'd been writin on
And after wipin my hands on my apron
I read it - and this is what it said:

For mowin the yard - five dollars
And for makin my own bed this week - one dollar
And for goin to the store - fifty cents
An playin with little brother, while you went shoppin - twenty-five
Cents
Takin out the trash - one dollar
Gettin a good report card - five dollars
And for rakin the yard - two dollars
Total owed - fourteen seventy-five.

Well, I looked at I'm standin there expectantly
And a thousand memries flashed through my mind
So I picked up the pen, turnin the paper over,
This is what I wrote:

For nine months I carried you
Growin inside me - NO CHARGE
For the nights I've sat up with you,
Doctored you, prayed for you - NO CHARGE
For the time and the tears.
And the cost through the years, there's NO CHARGE
When you add it all up.
The full cost of my love is NO CHARGE.

For the nights filled with dread
And the worries ahead - NO CHARGE
For advice and the knowledge
And the cost of your college - NO CHARGE
For the toys, food and clothes and for wipin your nose
There's NO CHARGE, son
When you add it all up,
The full cost of my love, is - NO CHARGE.

Recitation:
Well, when he finished readin
He had great big old tears in his eyes
And he looked up at me and he said,
Mama, I sure do love you.
Then he took the pen,
And in great big letters
He wrote: PAID IN FULL.

When you add it all up
The cost of real love is - NO CHARGE.



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    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    I cryied when i firrst heard of the song i thought to myself that is so true my parents have done so much for me, but here i am asking for all these things i dont even need. For the 1st time i acturely thought about it and i know how selfish i've been. Thank you so much for the sog.

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