Blog of the Week: Parenting is sh*te!

Blog_of_the_week_badgeOur Blog of the Week this week is a tongue in cheek poem by the wonderful Knees Up Mother Brown. 

And if you put it like that – who indeed would be a mother?!






It really should be every mothers right
To shout out loud, parenting is shite!

It’s easy to smile and pretend to the masses
That everything is fine through your rose tinted glasses

From the minute they wake from their blissful slumber
You struggle to keep yourself from going under

The school run is manic, you’re always late
It’s a miracle at all that you reach the school gate

You sigh with relief as they go through the door
A few hours peace before they’re back for more

The fights and the tantrums, no wonder you’re snappy
And try not to cry at another filled nappy

I mean how is it possible to stop feeling glum
When a shout from upstairs says “mum, come wipe my bum”

The coughs, colds, the snot, the poo and the vomit
Chicken pox, head lice, you’ve just got to love it

As you watch them trying to murder each other
You inwardly sigh and think, who’d be a mother

I just wish my kids would stop making that din
It’s really enough to drive me to gin

Your career that you worked so hard to achieve
Seems a distant world, almost make believe

Don’t worry too much as your skill set has changed
We’ll conveniently ignore that you’re now slightly deranged

Your skills that you learn through those first early years
Through the tempers, the tantrums and so many tears

Your CV should say International Peacekeeper
Or failing that, a most excellent zoo keeper

PS: I really do love my children to bits
Despite them being little shits

This poem in no way portrays an accurate picture of my parenting or my children, although aspects of it may be taken from real life. My children are still alive, happy and much loved by their parents ;)


Read more from Knees up Mother brown over on her blog

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11 Responses to Blog of the Week: Parenting is sh*te!

  1. Love this post! Tell it how it is! Go Dawnie! Vicky x

  2. Gemma French says:

    Love it! That’s my life right there!

  3. Emma says:

    Hmmm??? and so many people can’t have children and look to this site for inspiration and guidance- well done!

  4. Liz says:

    Brilliant! Made me laugh! X

  5. Sue moore says:

    Love this poem,this is so much like my life.

  6. Glenda says:

    No true a word spoken, if mothers are honest that is how they feel most days, until the kids are in bed alseep, we wonder, oh how wonderful, cute and cuddly they are 🙂

  7. aletha Thomas says:

    I understand your comment but after having a particularly challenging day it is reassuringito know you are not alone. The highs come with the lows of parenting and in a meadow of beautiful flowers filled with their sweet bouquet there are weeds and thorns , and stony soil.

  8. emma says:

    Love it!! This is brilliant

  9. Jade says:

    This has just made me giggle so much, and done in a way were the love is still present 🙂

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