When you point blank refuse to go in your buggy and walking ten metres feels like a long mile, one day I know my hand will be empty. So I’ll slow down and hide my frustration with a smile.
When you want your tenth bedtime story,
And I just want to sit down with a drink,
I know one day they’ll be no bedtime book,
So I shall read until your tired eyes start to blink.
When I cook your favourite teatime dish,
Only for it to be thrown all over the floor,
I know one day I’ll rarely see you for dinner,
So I’ll grit my teeth and offer you some more.
When the day is filled with tantrums,
And the screams echo round my head,
I know one day my house will be quiet,
So I’ll not shout but hug you instead.
When the incessant questions and the word why
Are making me tear out my hair,
I know one day I’ll no longer be your answer,
So with patience the interrogation I shall bear.
When you rip me out of a peaceful dream,
And I’m so tired I feel I could weep,
I know one day you’ll no longer need me there,
So I’ll sit with you until you fall back to sleep.
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