Sunday, 29 June 2014

A 2nd birthday poem

You've been on this planet a whole two years,
You've screamed, laughed, learned to walk, shed thousands of tears.
We've proudly watched you bloom and grow from baby into boy,
Finances stretched to breaking point from buying clothes and toys.

We'd never have believed it in the years and months before,
Each day, each hour, each second, we love you more and more.
It's sometimes been quite hard to cope with tantrums, temps and teething,
But having you has changed our world, given something to believe in.

Today we can't imagine life before you came along,
Without you we just wouldn't be this happy, skint or strong.
So as you tear your presents open, relishing the fun,
We'd like to wish you happiness, our darling little son.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Stay at home mum?

Up, serve breakfast with the lark,
Wash, get dressed and to the park.
Back for nap-time, warm some soup,
Off and out to toddler group.
To the shops to buy the tea,
Quick trip round to see Nanny.
You may just catch me on the phone,
But I vary rarely 'stay at home'.

Mummy poet x

Sunday, 22 June 2014


Sometimes a pain,
Sometimes a pleasure,
Devil and angel in varying measures,
Sofas and slides climbed up with ease,
Diggers and dump-trucks and dirty grazed knees.

Demanding then sweet, fast growing feet,
One minute starving then 'DON'T WANT TO EAT!'
A whirlwind of trouble, contradictions and fun,
He's one of a kind, your beautiful son.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Grated cheese

When there's grated cheese glued to the carpet,
When there are toys strewn all over your floors,
Breathe in .... give a shrug, give your toddler a hug,
There'll be time enough later for chores.

One day when they've grown and have from the nest flown,
Your surfaces shiny and bright,
You'll miss all the mess, the chaos and stress,
So cherish the moment right now.

Mummy poet x