This post goes out to all of you Mummy’s, Daddy’s, Nana’s, Grandad’s, Step Mum’s, Step Dad’s, Childminders and Nursery Workers…in fact anyone with responsibility for looking after little one’s.
For those of you with children that still have a daytime nap, believe me you are blessed, but be warned, it doesn’t last. For those of you that they don’t, you might just relate to this!
There once was a time in the day
That mummy’s got to stop and say
Oh, how we love the daytime nap
That snippet of time, that lovely gap
Now what should we do with this hour?
Clean, tidy or hey maybe take a shower
It won’t be long before they rise
Oh God, how quickly the time flies
When they were tiny naps got in the way
Leaving the house used to take all day
If they weren’t asleep, taking their nap
You would guarantee an explosion of crap
Oh for that nap, now we pray
What we wouldn’t do to have them stay
Maybe we can try and eek them out
Who are we kidding as they’re running about
The days can sometimes really drag
Where’s our hours respite, we’re starting to flag
Seriously, is it only that hour?
We’re watching the clock, we’re losing our power
Oh no, it’s here the witching hour
We still haven’t even managed a shower
Why are these minutes taking so long?
Surely it’s nearly CBeebies bedtime song
Eventually the time arrives
You’ve read their story a thousand times
Finally, they’re all tucked up
You creep downstairs and reach for a cup
Oh no, the house is really a state
Looks like that drink will have to wait
Lego underfoot and slip on a sock
Oh what the hell, it’s wine o’clock!
We really miss you day time nap
All is forgiven please come back!