Monday, September 29, 2014

When Will This Tooth Come In?

7 AM's our usual morning wake-up
Why is it five o'clock when I hear a scream?
Try the usual methods out when I go up
When the nursing's all done it's around 6:15.

And so close my eyes
For just a moment more
I know there's not much point to try and sleep before
I hear the footsteps falling on a different floor.
She may be sleeping now but I've got two kids more
And when they've woken, my day begins.

Up until lunch she's cranky and tired and clinging.
Snuggling helps, but only if she will stay.
Safe in my lap she's happy but can't be sleeping;
We must last until nap or we'll have a worse day.

And so I'll read her books,
Sit with her on the floor.
I'll show her lots of toys,
Sing songs she will adore,
And then we'll nurse and nurse,
And nurse and nurse some more
It seems the only way I can win.

And I'll keep wonderin' and wonderin'
And wonderin' and wonderin'
When will this tooth come in?

And then tonight,
That new old fear
Of sleepless nights like I had that first year.
What was it like
When she napped with a smile?
Now that she's dozing,
Maybe I could
For awhile...