Happy Baby, Happy Mummy – Nap Time Poem

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happy baby, happy mummy nap time poem tea?

Mummy needs a break, a little cup of tea,
Baby needs a nap or she’ll be grumpy,
Mummy watches like a hawk, dawn til dusk, no second to spare
Nappies, snacks, and playtime too, milk and meals to prepare
Baby’s into everything, to everything she’ll crawl
She’ll pick it up, turn it round, eat it and… bawl

I love you to the moon and back
But since seven you’ve had no nap
Mummy needs a cup of tea
A sit, a stare, a moment for me
A break, to sit, to get some energy,
Cause mummy hasn’t even stopped to pee,
Mummy just needs, a hot cup of tea?

Oh dear, 3.30 is too late, mummy’s in a state
Mummy needs a break, baby’s lasted too late,
No morning nap, no little lull,
Washing, cleaning, rubbish to cull
All these already done
Thank you jumperoo, and high chair too
Now mummy needs just a minute or or two

A cup of tea, no watching like a hawk
She’ll tidy up, find some food, find an adult to talk,
She’s had no minute to spare to think,
Baby is non-stop, mummy just needs a drink.
No second left alone, from dawn til dusk,
A non stop whirl of nappies, food and goo
Toys and music, screams and squeals, it’s a noisy little place
Baby empties every box, and loves the fireplace
Peekaboo and blocks we stack,
Now little cherub laughs at no
That cheeky grin, I’ll always know

Cute and cuddly, happy too
Until the monster strikes at two
Over six hours up and no nap yet
It’s been too long, baby’s getting upset
A walk outside, a car ride
Nothing does the trick
Baby needs a peaceful hour, just a little nap
Mummy needs a sit, a little cup of tea

Mummy cuddles and a bottle of milk
Cbeebies and a fake yawn too,
Hey, anything to encourage a nap
And suddenly, just like a tap
Without a peep,
Baby’s off to sleep

So mummy sighs
And closes her eyes
Kettle on, kitchen cleaned
Washing on, the highchair gleams
Now to sit enjoy the bliss
Not to think or run or chase
No watching like a hawk
A tweet, a talk,
An internet shop
A moment to sit to be me,
A little moment to have a tea

Now there’s the scream, off we go again
The difference is, baby’s had a nap, so happy she’ll remain
Mummy loves these days, so off she runs
Baby jumps and squeals, it’s wonderful to see
Happy baby plays til time for tea,
Then bath time, splashing, and off to bed.
Lovely dreams til morning comes.
Happy baby, happy mummy, a nap is all we need.

To summarise there are 5 reasons mummy needs baby to nap:

  1. Tea
  2. Cake
  3. The sofa
  4. To stare blindly into space
  5. To curl up in a ball and pray baby naps for more than half an hour… Oh yeah that doesn’t work!

Lynne x

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    Nicole, The Domesticated Goddess
    November 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    This is very cute, I remember those days for sure. I do miss my son’s nap time, and I sure could use one still somedays. Thanks for sharing.
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    Kyles @ Pickles and Pords
    November 18, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Naps do indeed make everything better 🙂 #abitofeverything
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    Bumbis Mom
    November 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Great poem. So true and so cute. Those naps are crucial to all the happiness in the household. 🙂 #FartGlitter
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    November 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

    I’m always so impressed when people combine a great blog post and poetry! Love this – Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub
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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    November 20, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Haha- oh yes. This sounds very familiar. There are days I’d do anything just to sit down and drink tea in peace.
    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x
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    This Mum's Life
    November 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Wow, a really impressive poem! And all very true!! I had two terrible nap rejectors for the first seven months, then for both of them, seven months seemed to be the time they decided that yes they liked napping, and were going to do it at regular times, for long periods! It was really odd! I so know what you mean that theres just so much to do, and you just need a little time to do a chore/eat/pee!!! Really great post!
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    November 20, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Hurrah for CAKE! Lovely poem…it made me giggle at parts of it! —Mummy hasn’t stopped to pee—Laughing out LOUD here! Thanks for sharing it at #abitofeverything
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      December 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Hehehe I laughed when I wrote it too 😀

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    Jessica Powell
    November 21, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I love this, it really sums up those times when you just need a few minutes! My fave bit was: A sit, a stare, a moment for me / A break, to sit, to get some energy, / Cause mummy hasn’t even stopped to pee. 🙂 #KCACOLS
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      December 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Hehehe thanks, I laughed writing it 😀

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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    November 22, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I remember feeling the loss of nap time when mine outgrow it, it is a precious Mummy hour of the day!

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    Katie (Growing Up KaterTot)
    November 22, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Oh, THANK GOODNESS for the jumperoo!! My daughter was not a good napper, and that jumper was such a lifesaver! Your poem brought back so many memories! Loved it! #busydoinglife

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    Sarah Darragh
    November 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Naps are great. If I am very lucky my nearly three year old will take a quick afternoon nap especially if he has been at the childminder that morning but I miss the days when it was part of the routine.
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    November 22, 2015 at 11:51 am

    How I miss my son having an afternoon nap. He abandoned it just before he was 3, though I fought very hard to save it! #sundastars
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      December 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Well done on reaching nearly-three! I keep my fingers crossed for that too 🙂

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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    November 22, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Gosh I remember those days! Zach doesn’t nap now (most of the time) but he’s old enough to give whoever is looking after him, a break! It’s funny when I remember back to those baby days, he’d fall asleep in the pram and I’d get him home and sneak around reeeally quietly making a cup of tea! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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      December 10, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      That’s exactly the scenario! 🙂

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    Silly Mummy
    November 22, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Haha – very true (& clever)! Now I’m on two, I have given up though – they will never nap at same time anyway! #KCACOLS

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      December 10, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Oh dear! Coffee all the way then!

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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    November 23, 2015 at 8:57 am

    So lovely. I wish Holly still napped sometimes and it’s non stop with her.xx #KCACOLS
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    Mum in Brum
    November 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Aw I love this! Its so funny (or not?) how long we think about them taking a nap and then how quickly they seem to wake up! Mummy’s really don’t ever stop do they? I can’t remember the last time I managed to have a hot cup of tea – I’ve got used to luke warm these days! Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx
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    helen gandy
    November 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Oh I count down till nap time too and hope for at least an hour any less and I’m so disappointed! Ha! Great post and thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst see you again!
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      December 10, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Thank you, and thanks for hosting xx

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    tracey bowden
    November 24, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I remember those days well! Now I just hope the dolls keep her occupied whilst I tidy up or I get up an hour earlier to get it done before she wakes up x #~KCACOLS
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      December 10, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Haha thanks for the tip 🙂

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    November 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Were going through the skipped napped grumpy stage now. Cute poem!
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    November 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I miss naps so much and sobbed all the way through 😉 !!!!!! Great poem xx

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    Being Mrs Davies
    May 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

    ??? love this, I love nap time for corrie catch up X

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