Confessions of a Summer Parent – #TheGoodStuff

There is no denying that the summer can be a challenge; six long weeks of a school holiday to entertain children who are used to having something to do constantly for at least 6 hours each day. To add to that you still have to do real life; your job, housework, shopping, visiting, preparing, looking after a younger sibling.

So what can you do to get through it, what cheats are there to survive the longest of the school holidays?

Here are some of mine………


There once was a mum of two

who over the summer did not know what to do

she switched on the telly

put popcorn in their belly

and had chance for a hot brew




There once was Me and my brood

and they insisted they wanted food

to give me a break

I told them cheese on sticks to make

And they were in a happy mood!


There once was a happy house

with mum, monkey and mouse

the house was a mess

mum couldn’t care less

the tidying could be done by the spouse!


There once was a working mum

who needed to supply some fun

she told them all day

On their tablets to play

and she got her work done!image


There once was a family of four

who just could take anymore

mum bribed them with sweets

to make everything neats

And once again you could see the floor!


This post is an entry for BritMums Confessions of a Summer Parent Challenge, sponsored by Anchor


  1. Aw, I love your poem, it gave me a giggle and so true!! Hope you have a good Summer!

  2. Poem wonderful. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  3. Lovely poem. Have a good summer!

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