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Stopping By The House On A Mummy’s Evening. (A Parody.)

One of the first ‘grown up’ poems I ever read as a child was Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy By Robert Frost.  I was 9 years old and our teacher had set us all the challenge of learning it off by heart to recite in front of the class.  It must have had a profound effect on me as I can still recite it to this day.  (Although ask me what I did yesterday or why I went in the fridge and I have not a single Scooby!)

And so, on this frosty January Monday in Mummy Land…

Who’s blocks these are I think I know.
He’s snoring in his bedroom though;
He will not see me stooping here
To sweep this floor, filled with Lego.

My vacuum cleaner thinks it’s queer
To suck up raisins far and near

Between the crumbs of toast and cake
Enough to feed them for a year.

It splutters and begins to shake
And sucks a sock up by mistake.
The only other sound’s the drone
Of Paw Patrol taped on ‘Milkshake’.

My kids are lovely, Love runs deep,
But I have Game of Thrones on “Keep”,
And piles to do before I sleep,
And piles to do before I sleep.

By Mummy.  *Cross*

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66 thoughts on “Stopping By The House On A Mummy’s Evening. (A Parody.)

  1. Oh the joys of parenthood – my husband and I use to do this when our kids were asleep as that was the only time we could really get things done. Now that they older, I no longer clean up after them.#Dreamteam

  2. Love this the things we come across as a parent. I had all sorts stuck under the sofa. I didn’t even Che k what it was it just went straight up the hoover ha. Yuck! Always so sticky. Lego is a nightmare the amount of times I have stood on it ouch. #DreamTeam x

  3. So. Much. Lego!! I love this, I’m always hoovering up socks, you’re brave hoovering in the evening, I’d be scared of waking the kids and then there would definitely be no chance of watching game of thrones!xx #dreamteam

  4. Feel this poem so much! Our friend asked if she could give our son legos for his birthday and I was like nooo ban all toys with multiple pieces but why can u do?
    #Dreamteam

  5. Really enjoyed this. Captures the solitary glimpsing of Frost’s poem and completely recreates the feeling of coming back down after bedtime and surveying the chaos when you just want to slump on the sofa… #DreamTeam

  6. This makes me think of a cat story I read ages ago where the cat had a pet raisin called Ralph… can’t remeber the details though. Love your poems. #dreamteam

  7. What is this Game of Thrones you speak of?! I’ve forgotten what adult tv looks like, my life is Paw Patrol and Lego Ninga at the moment! 9 times out of 10 I’m asleep at the same time as Alfie so hubby does the final clean up! #DreamTeam

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