In my dreams: the end of day
Tidy up, put toys away
Run the kids a nice warm bath
Play with bubbles, have a laugh
Soft warm towels, nice and dry
Pyjamas on – it’s story time
Children snuggled in their beds
Lullabies for sleepy heads
A kiss goodnight, time to sleep
Tiptoe down the stairs I creep
Wine in hand, what’s on TV?
Relax, enjoy some time for me.
Reality: well, Mummy’s stressed
The house is looking quite a mess
The kids prefer to run amok
It’s much more fun than “tidy up”
Bathtime can be quite a chore
With water splashing on the floor
Here’s the towel, now where’s the child?
They’re running free and running wild
Wrestle them into PJs
What story shall we have today?
This one again? What a surprise!
Must have read it a hundred times!
Time to sleep – “NO, STAY IN BED!
And please stop standing on your head!”
A kiss goodnight – “I need a wee!”
“More water! Hold hands! Sit with me!”
The minutes pass, you want to weep
“Please will you just GO TO SLEEP!”
You’ve long run out of lullabies
By the time they finally close their eyes
The stress ebbs away, leaving just its traces
As you gaze upon those sleeping faces
A sigh of relief, now where’s that wine?
The TV’s on – it’s Mummy time.