Mummy's flipped

Mummy’s finally cracked it
She’s really flipped her lid.
I am such a good girl,
‘n I don’t know what I did.

She yelled “those fluffy toys”
(that I carefully place around)
“are going in the rubbish bin
if I find them on the ground”.

The mess, I don’t think did it …
set her off to rant this time,
one minute we’re painting pictures
then nothing at all was fine.

Mum sent me to my room
and told me I must do
all the things that she does
before her day is through.

“Pick up that orange skin,”
she shrieked and pointed there
to a corner in my doll house
and a fairly mouldy bear.

Then she went to stoop
and fish out smelly clothes
from under the yellow toy box;
held them near my nose.

“These cost lots of money,”
she said. Her face turned red.
“It doesn’t grow on trees.”
“No, comes from the wall,” I said.

But she was so unphased
and she looked for more to pick.
“I love you Mummy,” I begged.
But it didn’t do the trick.

To be honest I was prey to boredom
when I splashed that bright green paint.
I thought my mum would like my art
but there was no restraint.

And when I spilled my juice
in the kitchen on the floor
I forgot to clean the puddle up
‘cause I was painting on the door.

And while she worked inside,
talking on the phone,
I fed our cat the t-bone steak,
meat, and fat and bone.

Painting, spills and waste
upset the apple cart
She says things like “how could you?”
and “(naughty word), where do I start?”

I’m now on my best behaviour.
She’s long due for a break.
Deep down I know she gives and gives,
and today really takes the cake.

While Mum was kitchen-busy,
cooking up our food,
I went for a stroll along our street
Starkers … yes, in the nude!

Next time a good idea
flitters in my head
I’ll stop and try really hard to do
what my Mummy wants instead.

Mummy's flipped

Anne van Alkemade

Joined April 2007

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Based fairly accurately on truth

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