21st Century Parenting

It is October and the leaves

are beginning to fall.

This morning I left the house

simply to get my son to sleep,

wound up at my parents house.

It takes a village to raise a child they say

and this is my village.

We ate our lunch and had a play then

another sleep was brewing so off we


My son fell asleep and I was peckish

I approached the best invention for new


McDonald’s Drive through.

I handed over the £2.08 I had scrambled

in the car to find.

I ate my chips and drank my coke

And still he sleeps.

Maybe I should try and read some of this

book I shelved some time ago…. 🤔

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