30 December 2009

I Wish I Was a Baby

Today, I wrote a poem inspired by the wee Joseph Samuel.

I Wish I Was a Baby
Givinya de Elba

I wish I was a baby:
I'd have no work to do.
Mum would serve me all my food
And then wipe up my spew.

I'd get big hugs when I was sad,
And when I'd start to weep,
They'd put me in a quiet room
And say, "It's time to sleep."

When we went out, I wouldn't walk:
To make me would be wrong.
I'd get to snuggle in my pram,
And I'd get get pushed along.

When I smiled, my folks would laugh
And when I spoke, they'd clap.
And when I did a tiny yawn,
They'd say, "You need a nap."

My rolls and rolls of baby fat
Would better suit my size.
I'd love to have some "chubby legs"
Instead of "thunder thighs."

I'd wear small shirts and tiny pants
and little hats and shoes.
Then if I whimpered, I'd be told,
"You need a little snooze."

When I spilled food or made a mess
(Cos that's how I'd behave,)
My Mum would clear that mess away;
She'd be my private slave.

And when I'd had enough of Life
I'd count from one to ten,
And then I'd wail so I could hear,
"It's time for sleep again!"


Tracy P. said...

PRICELESS!!! I was just noticing your new thumbnail of him the other day. Look how big he is!! How quickly the newborn look gives way to the full-fledged personality. The wonder weeks were successful! My word verification is "doloiter". Don't mind if I do. ;-)

Heather said...


Jen said...

LOVE this!

And just so true. I want a nap.

Hairline Fracture said...

I like your poem and completely agree with the sentiment. I have said to my husband when our little ones were crying, "If only they knew this is the easiest time of their lives!"

Scurrette said...

Two things...

I am jealous of your writing talent.


I want to be a baby too!!!!

*stomps foot* *screams* *cries*

oh, hang on - I sound more like a toddler then a baby, huh?!

Swift Jan said...

Mmmm wouldn't it be nice!

I often been jealous of Libby's abbility to sleep whenever, be pushed in the pram, and sleep whenever. Ahhh I guess one day she will grow up & experience it all herself.... that thought is comfprting sometimes LOL

Sassy Britches said...

New rule: ALL countries institute siesta!

veiledturnip said...

Lovely poem - nice work! So true.

Femina said...

I long for the good old days when people thought my fat legs were adorable and cute...

Hippomanic Jen said...

Too good! Would you believe I found the 3C milk poem the other day? You have talent, girl!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love it! I want to be a baby, too!

Crazy Sister said...

All you have to do is dive into shallow water, break your spine, and all your dreams to be spoon fed and wheeled around would come TRUE!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

A precious post!!!!!! And he is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours.x
Anne uk.

Givinya De Elba said...

Sometimes I think I should ban my Crazy Sister from commenting on my blog.

Tracy P. said...

Don't do that. Your blog is practically the only one where I still read the other peoples' comments. Sadly, I never go visit them because they keep me quite entertained right here.