This week’s #Cheers series rhyming genius comes from a very exciting blogger mum that makes programmes for the actual telly! She’s currently taking a bit of a maternity “break”(I use the term loosely) to look after her two gorgeous little ones, and a few weeks ago she made her blogging debut as Media Mummy. I am sure that many of you will have already come across her work, but to those of you that haven’t met her yet, I’m very pleased to introduce you to Kimberly. Want to know more? How’s about trying on a couple of her blog hits so far: Happy Birthday to Meeeeee! Is a celebration of the slide to the big 40 with which I am also very familiar (*Fist-bump*), The honest and totally relatable Second Child Guilt (again *Fist-bump*) or the one that totally hit my “rather random but hilarious” quota: An Ode to Stain Remover. (This one rhymes too!
*Fist-b – Just bring it in here for a virtual hug!)
For now, handing the rhyming reins over to Kimberly…
“Mummy Can You Play With Me?”
Toddler. First born. Arms stretched out
Babbling “Mum-mum play?”
Of course I will my sweetie
I’m off work, I’ve got all day!
I’ll be the race car, you be the truck
Down on our knees for an hour
Brumming and vrooming all over the house
Who cares about cleaning the shower?
Pregnant with second. Toddler’s got bigger
“Play with me Mummy, play play!
I want to build towers, so you be the digger
And scoop up the mud when I say.”
OK little monkey, but Mummy can’t crouch –
We’ll have to play up on the table
This bump’s getting heavy, my back’s really sore
But let’s build a house while I’m able.
Newborn is home. Number 1’s a big brother
“Let’s play a game, Mummy please!”
I’m feeding the baby, sweet. Later today?
I’m so tired I’m down on my knees.
“But Mummy you said that my new little sister
Would love to play games with me too.
She’s really quite boring and cries all the time
Please play Mummy, please I want you!”
Oh sweetie it’s hard, it’s just when she needs feeding
I have to drop everything, see?
Then there’s washing and ironing and hanging and drying
It’s been hours since I last had a wee.
Little one’s toddling, big one’s at school
Where did the time go, wowee!
Now she wants to play but I’m still washing up
And I haven’t yet had time to wash me…
“Mama play!” she begs me now.
Her eyes all big and round
So I manage Hungry Hippos til
My ears can’t take the sound
Fast forward a year. They’re old enough
To entertain each other
It’s cute to watch but suddenly
Her playpal is big brother.
Hey guys, can I please join in?
That looks so much fun! I call
“No – it’s not a game for Mummies!
We don’t want you playing at all.”
Waaah! Poor Mummy! I do a fake cry.
But they couldn’t give a toss
What they’ve gained in playing together
Is a teensy bit my loss.
But at least now I can wash up
With no guilt-fest “Play with Me!”
Get ‘Pointless’ and the kettle on.
(Or pour a cheeky G & T.)
I’m a Mum to a 3 year old boy and 5 month old girl, currently on maternity leave from my job in TV. I think I’ve missed the creative bit while I’m off, and found this time strangely inspiring, so it felt natural to sit down and write about it whenever I can. I’ve been blogging only a month now, but loving it. Just lacking the hours in the day (as I’m sure everyone says!).
Pop by and show her some #bloggerlove here:
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