Can see me?
Look what I just found!
Look what I can do,
Are you proud?
Put down your phone!
I don't want to play on my own.
I don't mean to irritate or annoy,
Please don't ignore.
Why are you always at that sink?
Can I have drink?
Can I have a cuddle?
I made my toys in a bit of a muddle
Read to me?
Do you not see me?
It's my favourite word!
Oh please observe!
For you see I'm learning everyday,
I know that if I make a big mess,
That you will will come and clear it away,
Even if you are a bit stressed.
If I kick the cat,
You'll come threaten with a small smack,
But I like it when you talk to me,
And I want your attention just like that!
I'am only little once mummy,
So please let's play and have fun,
Let's dance around,
And make silly sounds.
Put down your phone mummy,
You can check it later,
Don't dust the cobwebs,
The spiders will only chase you.
Let's tidy the toys when I'm sleeping,
Wash and clean whilst I'am dreaming,
For everyday mummy mummy,
I just want your love and attention.
* I wrote this poem, whilst realising the other day, that most parents including myself are spending not enough attention on actually playing with their children, we should be getting down to their level and thinking the way they think, and enjoying every second of their little lives. The phone, cleaning and everything else can wait till the evening. And that's why I now realise that when my lo starts to act naughty, throwing things, making a big mess etc she just wants my attention and she deserves it :-)