Welcome to the 10th 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!
So this week I am thrilled to bring you another of my bloggy besties – Annette from 3 Little Buttons. Her beautiful blog shares family adventures, craft and recipe ideas, great reviews, blogging tips and inspirational lifestyle posts. She illustrates her posts beautifully by hand and in my opinion she is just one of those bloggers that makes the blogosphere that bit smilier.
Sharing with us her first rhyming post, I give you the lovely Annette:
Get Dressed Right Now!
Little Miss Button is like any threenager,
Full of squealing and protests and peculiar behaviour,
But the thing that she really truly detests,
Is the simplest task of just getting dressed.
When the time comes she opens her eyes,
Peeps from the covers, ‘it’s morning’ she cries,
Chirpy and cheerful she jumps up and down,
I bring in her clothes, but oh gawd… there’s that frown.
With a squirm and wriggle she attempts to escape,
In Super Girl style the bedcovers her cape.
She throws a big wobble and struts up and down,
‘I’m NOT getting dressed mum’ she booms monkeying around.
Just your pants I plead, these excellent pants,
I wave them at her as I do THAT mummy dance.
Look! I yelp swinging them way up high,
She gives me THAT look and she prances right by.
‘I’ve got you’ I pounce with all of my might,
I wrestle Miss Button as she goes to take flight.
Somehow I do it, she’s back on the bed.
But with elegant grace, she flips her legs over her head and kicks me right in the face.
Then there is silence, but not the golden kind,
She uncovers her eyes, worried what she might find.
A patch on my face feels rather hot,
Her widening eyes tell me that it’s not just a dot.
Anxious and cautious she gathers her clothes,
She folds them politely and is full of ‘Oh no’s’!
She fixes the bed, as best as she can.
I call for Mr Button, right… I need a better plan.
He eyeballs my cheek bump and says with conviction,
That if she doesn’t get dressed she can forget playing kitchen’s.
There will be no making or baking, or fun trips out,
If she continues to behave like a miniature lout.
In a last ditch attempt I turn to the tactics,
Getting ready for another blast of vocal gymnastics,
I will go along with Miss Buttons dramas,
That’s ok, I smile sweetly, go in your stinky pyjamas!
My name is Annette and I am a 30 something mum to Little Button (3 years old) and wife to Daddy Button.
3 Little Buttons is a humorous family and lifestyle blog all about our adventures, mishaps and everything in-between. Dotted with crafty, tasty and adventuring ideas, I also like to share blogging tips and reviews of things which I think you will love.
If you are looking for a good deal of giggles and buckets of ‘OMG… now THAT is exactly what it’s like’, then you can follow Annette here:
Thanks so much for letting me share your brilliant rhyme Annette! I can absolutely relate to the trauma of trying to dress a little one, and I hope your cheek is feeling a bit better now 😉