Welcome to the 15th post in the #Cheers! Series!
Those of you that have popped by my site before will know that I am a tiny bit obsessed with rhyming. #Cheers! is a series of rhyming guest posts that I am honoured to share, mostly with a parenting theme, from some of the most talented and lovely people in Blogland!
I am thrilled this week, to bring you a gorgeous post from the blogstar that is Yvonne at Double The Monkey Business. I’m sure that you will already know her, but to those that have yet to have the pleasure, she is a fabulous mum to twin 4 year old boys. She has quite literally moved me to tears with her story as a HELLP Syndrom survivor, which she shares along with other honest and moving posts to help raise awareness of this potentially devastating condition. She also writes amusing, and refreshingly honest posts on parenting and the fun and games that go hand in hand with bringing up twins. Her posts always make me nod and smile, and this brilliant poem was no exception:
An Ode To My Boys
I wait with a grimace as the words come,
“twins, what a nightmare”, says the other mum,
I smile, I nod, I try with all my might
To keep my cool and not to bite
Double trouble is hard, that much is true,
But I can’t help but feel pity for you,
How can you not see the joy that they bring,
How seeing them hold hands, make my heart sing?
How can you not look at those rosy cheeks,
Those smiling faces and joyous shrieks,
And not feel love fill up your soul,
Can you not see? They make my heart whole
My sons are not angels and sometimes can pout
And I have to admit patience sometimes runs out,
But I know that is parenting, I always feel
Isn’t that after all part of the deal?
Some days may be testing but our love is full to the brim,
And they always have a best friend to cheer when they win
So, no matter what despite the killjoys
I thank my stars everyday, that I have my boys
I also blog over at Double the Monkey Business. I am a twin mummy and I spend my time trying (not always successfully) to juggle work with running after my cheeky nearly four-year-olds. My blog focuses on my fight with HELLP syndrome and pre-eclampsia, as well as my journey through parenting. We also do book reviews and a guest series #parentingscoop.
I am also part of the Meet other Mums #blogsquad and I contribute to the #huffpost. Gosh this makes me sounds really busy!
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If you would like to feature in the “Cheers!” series, whether you are a seasoned poet or brand new to rhyming and just fancy giving it a go, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!