Today you screamed and shouted until I sat you on my knee
I only wanted to use the toilet, by myself, for 40 seconds
I think you expect me to ignore my basic bodily functions
It’s quite hard to wee with a climbing 1 year old attached, by the way
Well, as long as you’re happy, I told you
The look you gave me said, obviously.
They say everything is a phase, so this won’t last forever
And I’ll miss these days when you are grown up and don’t need me anymore
I know they are right
It is hard though, this phase is hard
I can’t cook, dress or brush my hair without you needing me
And you seem to get annoyed a lot
I hold you though and you are happy, it makes you so happy.
You have decided, in your wisdom, that you don’t need to nap anymore
Even though you feel so tired and cranky
So I really can’t get anything done, we must cuddle, eat and play, all day, all week
Still, as long as you’re happy, I guess that’s what we’ll do.
There are things I wish I was better at
The way I manage things, what I do and don’t achieve
But I guess you don’t mind, as long as you’re happy
I question myself a lot, am I doing the right thing by you, for you?
Hopefully, as long as you’re happy, I’m doing ok
So we’ll have more takeaways, and the jobs will pile up
You’ll laugh your big laugh, play, dance and shout
And you’ll be happy, apart from all the grumpiness
The days are relentless, but I’m ok, in case you are interested
I’m tired and a bit frustrated, but it’s alright, as long as you’re happy
It’s been a two hour, two man battle but you are finally asleep
We watch you breathe in and out, snoring, peaceful, happy
I think about everything that must get done now, at 9 o‘clock
And how we will start this all over again at 6
But, as long as you’re happy, I’m happy
And I really do mean that, not just because you are asleep.
As with most baby related things, the Velcro phase has evoked conflicting emotions for me… I love being needed by our son, yet struggle to not be able to do anything at all without a small person firmly attached! Does anyone else feel this way? Please feel free to join in below, or on Facebook or Twitter.