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Questions I often ask myself now that I’m a Mum

Questions that go around and around in my head now that I’m a Mum. Can you add any to the list? Let me know! 
How long can I leave her staring at that stranger sitting behind us before it gets uncomfortable? 

Can they tell that she’s just wet through her nappy and now it’s all over me?

Where’s a baby change? Can I get away with changing her nappy here?

Did she just swear? 

If I cut this sandwich into the shape of a horse will she eat it? 

What am I doing?

Do I have enough nappies? Wipes? Change of clothing? Juice? Toys?

Can I bear to listen to If You’re Happy and You Know it again?

Is she going to hit him/her?

When will she go to sleep? Will she go to sleep? What if she is awake ALL NIGHT?

How does that Mum get her kid to stay in the trolley?

When did I stop caring about the stains on my carpet?

Did I just fall asleep?

Why are people so fricking LOUD?

Is it normal for her to stick pretend money down her nappy?

Is it bad that she doesn’t drink water? Unless it’s bath water?

When did I stop wearing proper (not pyjamas) trousers? 

When did I last shave my legs? This year???

Has she eaten enough?

Is she teething or just miserable?

Is it too early to drink Gin? 

Sleeping – Prose for Thought


Oh how I took for granted
The easy slumber’s now departed
That fog when you awake;
I’m in a semi conscious state

Delirium at 4 o’clock
Hold the babe and rock rock rock
Jolting yourself you nearly fell
Oh how I wish I had a spell

When I was younger I didn’t think
I clearly was the weakest link
All those times I got up early
Such a fool; I wasn’t worthy

A few hours to recharge
My sanity is now at large
I try to keep myself from weeping
Oh how I miss that thing called sleeping

Emily Tealady 2013

Prose for Thought