When our children were babies,
They roared at night.
Whilst my husband slept like a log!
Then, every morning he would ask me,
“How was last night?”
Now there is a question,
whose meaning has greatly changed,
since children arrived!
Anyway he’d ask me,
and I’d spew it all out.
“she slept at 12 til two,
then up for an hour,
then asleep for one minute,
then awake roaring…..
bad enough living these nights,
I wont bore you with further detail,
you get the message.
Then someone would ring,
and I would hear him,
give a blow by blow account of the night,
as if he witnessed it!
I was amused and in truth,
quite envied the world of man.
Was he really deaf to her screaming?
However as the years have moved on,
I have discovered,
with conclusive proof once again,
men are not deaf.
They have selective hearing!
How do I know?
Well after a spate of bad nights,
my patience with my darling baby,
was worn away.
She was still not sleeping.
The night had become one very long,
dark and lonely day.
This particular night,
she had no intention,
of leaving my arms to lie anywhere.
I tried one last time.
Waiting, barely breathing,
cradling her in my arms,
until I knew she was in a sound sleep,
and then I waited some more!
Eventually I put her, oh so gently, into her cot.
I removed my arms from beneath her so carefully,
you’d think she was gelignite.
Then as light footed as possible,
I left her,
and returned to my freezing spot in bed.
Two minutes later I heard her cry!
I threw back the duvet and roared,
“I’m going to kill her”
And for you real mamas out there,
I meant it!
In a split second,
my husband was up and running.
“I’ll get her”.
It seemed he could hear perfectly well after all!
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