These Are A Few Of My Least Favourite Things… (A Parody)

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.

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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