19 comments for “A Haiku By A Sleep-Deprived Parent

  1. August 24, 2020 at 5:05 am

    I’m going to show this to my boss and tell her, “James Proclaims.”

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    • August 24, 2020 at 6:41 am

      Good luck with that and let me know if it works

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      • August 24, 2020 at 7:20 am

        I’ll call you from the unemployment line.

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  2. August 24, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Time Tested Advice For Frazzled Fathers.
    Should ‘lil ones head nod
    Then into the land of Nod sinks
    Wearily say ‘thank God’
    And grab forty winks.

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    • August 24, 2020 at 7:08 am

      Probably doesn’t apply if she nods off while I’m driving on the M25 though?

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      • August 24, 2020 at 8:46 am

        True… a motorway cafe car park?

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      • August 24, 2020 at 9:40 am

        My daughter check-mates me there too – she wakes up when the car stops moving…

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  3. August 24, 2020 at 8:35 am

    That is typical babies for you.


  4. August 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    10CC sang: ‘It’s daybreak in the land of Nod, so go to sleep you little sod,’
    That used to go through my head frequently when my kids were small.

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  5. August 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    A teaspoon of gin
    then you can sleep in!

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    • August 24, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      I’m going to need more gin than that. Oh, you mean for her…

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  6. August 24, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Great poem I remember those days, How about this??

    Eat like a Birdie
    Messy distracted and gone
    Also like a child

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    • August 24, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Definitely messy, but the high chair keeps her in place and I ignore her plaintive cries of resistance.

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  7. August 24, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    A sad fact for parents. A sadder fact for innocent and unaware parents!


  8. August 25, 2020 at 3:05 am

    May you live in interesting times.


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