The bottomless pit – a poem

The bottomless pit – a poem

I’ve searched in the books and I’ve asked all around

But a definitive answer I still haven’t found

They told me you’d stop when you knew you were full

Turn away and refuse as the food’s lost its pull

But 9 months you are now and not once have I seen

A rejection of foodstuffs there just hasn’t been

You gobble and gobble then munch on some more

Occasionally throwing a few bits on the floor

But most of it ends up somehow in your tummy

Often, my dear, you scoff more than your mummy

Which is all well and good since I want you to eat

And not just hold out for your favourite treat

But where do I stop? Am I giving too much?

Do you play me because I am such a soft touch?

Or perhaps my sweet baby it’s still not enough

I do suppose growing is incredibly tough

There’s so much to learn, to do and to play

And food gives you strength to master the day

I try to find balance – but it’s really not easy

When you eat like a dustbin without getting queasy

You’re still very little so I suppose it’s OK

Not fattening you up for the plate Christmas Day

I guess that your mummy was once just like you

I needed to nibble all through the day too

But Mars bars and Yorkies don’t make a good snack

For keeping your health and wellbeing on track

I learnt that the hard way – and so my dear beaut

You can fill yourself up on fresh veggies and fruit

And we will get by just by doing our best

With my portion control being put to the test

I guess that I find it quite cool, I’ll admit

You’re a wonder of nature, the bottomless pit.

The Bottomless Pit poem



  1. September 7, 2017 / 9:57 am

    This is really great and rings true for many parents, I’m sure #coolmumclub@_karendennis

    • muffintopmummyblog
      September 7, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Thank you Karen! X

  2. September 7, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Fantastic rhyme! I’m jealous…if only my kids would eat anything and everything…aargh!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

    • muffintopmummyblog
      September 7, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure it’s bound to change – everything seems to as soon as you get used to it! X

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