The Boy is sleeping peacefully and safely in his bed.
A fluffy comfy duvet and his teddies by his head.
The gentle morning sunshine falls so softly on his eyes.
It’s 5am. His mum’s not there so instantly: He cries!
And as his dulcet tones reach out and penetrate my dream,
I wonder if I’ll ever get to wake without a scream?
I give a little sleepy groan and wonder what to do.
He’s not a tiny baby now – in fact he’s nearly two!?
Instead of gaining confidence he seems to have regressed.
And simple things are tricky now – like mummy getting dressed?
How dare I try to leave him and attempt to have a wee?
Without his tiny Lordship trying to climb upon my knee!
His lack of social etiquette is truly a disgrace.
My friends bend down to greet him but he screeches in their face!
I take him to the dentist, sit together in the chair,
She reasons that he’s sleepy as he wails with diva flair.
We’ll wander into playgroup but he keeps me in his grip.
And plays with just one hand so that I can’t give him the slip.
We drop Miss Tot at nursery, they try to say “Hello!”
But Little Man will not oblige, he simply wants to GO!
I tell them that he’s teething, hot, or grumpy from the car,
I offer some excuse, but this is just the way things are.
To him this socializing gig is somewhat overrated.
So all these other humans frankly won’t be tolerated.
And God forbid we utter “No” if he does something wrong?
As even if we whisper it he’ll still burst into song.
The neighbours must have wondered what goes on behind these walls.
When screeching like a tortured beast my infant stands and balls.
I’ve checked with Doctor Google and embraced all good advice.
But secretly, if truth be told
“Clingy” can be nice….
I wrap him up within my arms and hold him to my chest
And feel his breathing steady as he calms and finds his rest.
I savour this small moment as I know there’ll come a time,
When tiny hands no longer feel the need to cling to mine.
And though that grip may loosen as the years pulls us apart.
There’ll always be a little boy still clinging to my heart.
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