It’s your turn to go – a poem

It’s your turn to go – a poem

“It’s your turn to go,” Daddy looked up and said

On the monitor screen she was turning bright red

“She’s just lost her dummy it’s a quick up and back

And anyway you have been getting quite slack”

I do beg your pardon, let me cut you off there

Since I’m with her all day I do not think that’s fair

I feed her and change her and play games all day

So I’m not really sure what you’re trying to say

“Oh well done my love you can keep her alive

And meet basic needs – oh I’m sure that she’ll thrive”

Don’t be an arse dear, you know what I meant

By the end of the day I’m pretty much spent

Yes, I know that you work, but your work doesn’t cry

Or scream, choke and wimper but can’t tell you why

One day with this madness always lasts a long time

So skipping a turn wouldn’t be such a crime

Are you listening to me, “yes of course I am dear”

Then get up off the sofa, and put down your beer

“But I’m so nearly done, the game’s almost mine”

I will shove that gamer where the sun doesn’t shine

“Oh come on you loser, just do it for now

Then I’ll pay you back in the future somehow”

Fine, just this once but I’m not letting go

You’re going to owe me much more than you know

“Wait, don’t get up, don’t you dare make a peep”


“Because lookΒ at that dearest, she’s gone back to sleep.”

Your Turn To Go

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  1. hayleyrd
    April 22, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    This is fab! And so true, me and my hubby always have the ‘it’s your turn’ conversation!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 22, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you 😊

  2. julieannhoag
    April 22, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Cute! Yes, motherhood is never ending! I was a SAHM to mine when they were babes, it’s non-stop! But who am I kidding, it’s still non-stop, I just do different things now that they are older. Motherhood is a 24 hour job I love, but we all sure need a break at times!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 22, 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Haha so it never ever ends?

  3. coffee with Addison
    April 23, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    Oh, this brings back memories of when my son was a baby. What a great way to express the sentiment.

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 23, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you 😊

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 24, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you!

  4. April 25, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Haha, this is great! It does feel like a continual battle. I’m pretty sure I go about 90% of the time. Actually make that 95… #DreamTeam

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 25, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      πŸ˜‚ shall we say 98% just to be on the safe-side?

  5. April 26, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I think I’ll try avoid turns and just ask him to go if I need him to do it. Probably won’t work but I’ll try. #dreamteam

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 26, 2017 / 8:25 am

      Haha that’s a good idea. Argument, sorted!

  6. April 26, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Haha this is brilliant. I make a point of being rubbish at settling the kids if they shout for us in the night. I faff about giving loads of hugs etc which just encourages them further so my hubby always does the settling now because I’m “rubbish” at it. It’s a trick I learned from him and his scheme to get out of cooking tea… EVER! πŸ˜‰ You know I’m a sucker for a poem. This is fab and it flows really well. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      April 26, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Haha what an amazing idea!! I’m stealing this – I’ll just sacrifice a couple of hours one night pretending to get her to sleep. Thank you lovely 😊 x

  7. May 1, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Oh you’re so brilliant with words! This describes sooo many nights in our house, it’s frustrating! Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam xx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 1, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Aw thanks lovely!

  8. Craig
    May 14, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I’d be lying if I said I can’t relate to this…!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 14, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      πŸ˜‚ and no-one likes a liar!

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