The Juggle of Modern Motherhood. A Poem.

Alright, I know it isn’t Prose for Thought today BUT when I saw that the MUM Network were running an Autumn Carnival asking for a blog about the juggle of  modern motherhood, a poem is what came to mind pretty much straight away! I wanted to capture the many elements of being a Mum into this poem as well as ending it on the positive that this is all SO worth it (it might seem like it isn’t when you are ‘in the moment’ sometimes though, lets be honest!).

The Juggle of Modern Motherhood

Keep those balls up in the air
Act as if you just don’t care
I turn up at school with messy hair
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

On instinct you will have to rely
‘Don’t touch’ will be your battle cry
In the back of your head you need an eye!
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Doctor and nurse you will be
Without any education or degree
Repair cut on hand and graze on knee
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Become the driver of a taxi cab
To deposit them at their latest fad
The timetable will drive you mad
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Another job is that of cook
But don’t bother with the recipe book
Kids can destroy food with just a look
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Don’t forget a counsellors listening ear
As they tell you of their worry or fear
And you will want to hold them near
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Muuum! is the mantra they will use
It’s the very word on you they abuse
You will wish someone else is in your shoes
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Oh, and theres the bedtime fight
When they try hard not to say goodnight
Call you back when you’ve turned out the light!
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

Days off? What on earth are they?
When you’re sick, they’ll want to play
Hold on..all this AND no PAY?!
That’s the juggle of modern motherhood

But no matter how much they push and shove
It’s hard not to think they were sent from above
For you to hold close, care for and love
I’ll happily juggle modern motherhood

©Victoria Welton 2nd November 2013
I thought I would finish with a photo of the ball I regularly juggle. Grace.
This is my entry to the Mum Network Trusted Blogger Club Autumn Blog Carnival. You can find the details here.
I’m also linking to this week’s funee with Actually Mummy – click on the badge to find out more! 

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  3. November 5, 2013 / 9:41 am

    Such a lovely poem describing exactly the joys and pain of motherhood. It has to be one of the most difficult and yet the most rewarding job of all! 🙂

  4. November 5, 2013 / 9:32 am

    What a lovely poem describing exactly the joys and pain of motherhood. It is one of the most difficult jobs and the most rewarding!

  5. November 3, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    I wanted to write a poem too – the title was just asking for it wasn’t it? Fab poem!

  6. November 2, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    So true Victoria, and such an excellent poem – you are clever! Cat xx

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