These are a few of my least favourite things…

Remember Maria aka Julie Andrews singing 'Raindrops on Roses' in Sound of Music, where she lists some of her favourite things? I sing too – only my version is more about Snot-filled Noses and other of my least favourite things when it comes to parenting. 

 

These are a few of my least favourite things


To be sung to the tune of 'Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens' from Sound of Music)

Frequent night-wakings and six am mornings
Poonamis that happen without any warnings
The coughs and sniffles that winter brings
These are a few of my least favourite things…

Food that's prepared then gets tossed on the floor
Wheels-on-the-bus which is now quite a bore
The books and toys which my toddler flings
These are a few of my least favourite things…

Spit-ups and accidents concerning pee
Leftover food and cold bloody tea
Sometimes motherhood jolly well stings
These are a few of my least favourite things…

When I co-sleep
and get no sleep
When I'm exhausted
I simply remember my bottle of wine
and then I'm temporarily fine!

Tantrums and refusals to come to bed
'Have you even heard anything I just said?'
24-7 saying the same things
These are a few of my least favourite things…

Changing nappies and cleaning bums
Listening to baby banging the toy drum
Cleaning and mopping and all that washing  
These are a few of my least favourite things…

Fusses and demands and no effing reason
Fake promises that amount to treason
Every single day I am still learning
That these are a few of my least favourite things…

When the darned lego gets stepped on again
When I'm in immense pain
When I'm all worn out
I simply remember my toddler's cute face
And then it's not all such a disgrace!!!

 

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35 Responses

  1. SUPERB!!, REALLY FUNNY AND CREATIVE!!

  2. Sharin Butani

    I was actually singing it. Funny, really!

  3. Ahhh, brilliant, you are an actual genius! I too agree that wheels on the bus is quite the bore! #FridayFrolics I now can't get this out of my head #FridayFrolics

    • Ah, thanks for the sweet comment Emma. Yeah after the first 15,000 times, wheels on the bus is aarrrrrghhhhh!

  4. Brilliant Nicole.  Loved this.  Made me giggle.  Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  5. Fab post Nicole – I bet Julie Andrews never had to deal with a poonami… 😉

  6. I'm on the phone with a big grin on my face now humming along to Julie Andrews! Brilliant and so much fun.  Thanks for sharing it with Victoria and I for the #BritMumsPoetry round-up xx

  7. Nothing hurts like Lego on bare feet. Nothing!  I love the stuff, but hate finding it with my feet

  8. LOL! When I cosleep and get no sleep. These were great! You should make some of these into memes for Facebook and Pinterest. 🙂

     

    #globalblogging

    • Aww that's so sweet of you to say. Thrilled! Thank you… glad you liked it:)

       

  9. I think I could sign my name there:D the same least favourite things here! you did a good job with that poem:) thanks for linking up to #GlobalBlogging

  10. Lol this is brilliant. I was singing along to this in my head. All of the things you've mentioned are on my list too 🙂

    • smileyglad you enjoyed it. Let's sing along as we wipe yet another butt!!! Thanks for popping over…

  11. Oh, this is FAN-FRIGGEN-TASTIC…. Sang it over and over again …. When I co-sleep and get NO-SLEEP 🙂 yup!!! Thanks for this #globalblogging

    • Hahahha, thank you so much Jacqui:) Glad moms are enjoying it, relating to it and singing along:)

  12. This is brilliant and made me smile #globalblogging

  13. Hahaha, it's sure to be a big hit on all the mommy stations!  Too funny. #BlogCrush
     

  14. Very good … so clever too. 

    #blogcrush 

  15. Tracey Abrahams

    A fantastically clever parody. I did totally sing it as I was reading. And im sure most mums were nodding along as they read it too. #ablogginggoodtime  

    • Thanks so much for popping over and reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it:) 

  16. Hehe so funny! Especially the wine making you temporarily fine! A parody of one of my favourite childhood films 🙂 #blogcrush

  17. ha ha ha bloody brilliant!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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