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. Emma Island Living 365

    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

    • Nicole

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

  2. Rhyming with Wine

    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

  3. Tubbs

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

    • Nicole

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

       

  4. ohmummymia

    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

    • Nicole

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

  5. One Messy Mama

    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

    • Nicole

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

  6. 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  

    • Nicole

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

  7. Lucy At Home

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

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