It’s almost three years ago to the day that I became ‘Mummy’ and I was lucky to have a lovely group of Mums (miss you guys) to hang out with.  We regularly discussed the highs and the lows, the tears and the torments, the sick and the sleep – or should I say lack of it?

That’s how it was for all of us….bar one.  She had a ‘Sleeper’.  I am fairly sure that most of you will know exactly what I mean by this.  The baby that just, well, sleeps….ALL THE TIME!!!  Don’t get me wrong, we loved them both dearly but that doesn’t mean to say we didn’t wish her at least one bad nights sleep!?  Motherhood is cruel like that.

Unfortunately that night never came, she did indeed have a ‘Sleeper’ but thankfully I can create my own endings (mwah ha ha!).

 

THE BABY WHO LOVED TO SLEEP

(you know who you are!)

 

There once was a baby

So cute and so small

Who arrived in this world

With no effort at all.

 

He was so relaxed

He never did cry

Cuddling his Mum

He opened only one eye…

 

To see what was happening

To see who was who

There in the hospital

All shiny and new

But you’ll never believe what he decided to do?

…SLEEP!

They packed up their things

And loaded the car

They strapped in his seat

The journey was far.

He sat there at ease

Not making a sound

But he opened an eye

And looked all around.

To see what was happening

To see who was who

There in the car

A seat with a view

But you’ll never believe what he decided to do!?

…SLEEP!

Arriving at home

The neighbours all came

To see the new baby

He heard them proclaim..

“He’s just so settled!”

They said to each other

He opened an eye

And looked out from the cover.

To see what was happening

To see who was who

All of these people

Bringing him blue.

But you’ll never believe what he decided to do?

…SLEEP!

Then came a smell

From inside his nappy

Surely he’ll wake

And then not be happy?

Legs int he air

As if doing a dance

He opened an eye

And took a quick glance.

To see what was happening

To see who was who

There in his nappy

A smelly big poo.

But you’ll never believe what he decided to do?

…SLEEP!

Into the bathtub

He went with a splash

He played int he water

And had a great thrash.

He made lots of bubbles

In the water he’d play

They used a big sponge

And the dirt washed away.

Dried by the towel

Cosy and warm

He opened an eye

To get pyjamas on.

To see what was happening

To see who was who

Having his milk

In pale gingham blue.

But you’ll never believe what he decided to do?

…SLEEP!

Clean and dry

he was tucked into bed

With his teddy and blanket

His parents both said,

“Goodnight baby boy”

And away they did creep

“I think that tonight

We’ll both get great sleep”

With a kiss on his head

They turned out the light

He opened one eye

And got a terrible fright…

Nothing was happening

There was no one he knew

And you’ll never believe

What he decided to do?

…..SCREAM!!!


 

 

 

 

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