I've written a haiku or two on this blog in the past but I have never indulged in my secret passion for limericks. Looky, Daddy! is having a parenting limerick contest which has sparked my creativity. I thought I would share my work here before getting back to the work for which I am paid by Hennepin County.
Breakfast of Champions
Before my babies were born Sweets I often did scorn Now I’m so tired I need to be wired So chocolate it is in the morn’
I used to sleep through the night Alone in my room without light And then came the spawn And all that is gone Still, I’m happy. I am. Right?
Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes*
*inspired by the post of the same name
I used to have time to peruse Fashions that gave me no blues Then children were born And now I am torn ‘Cause I’ve got no money for shoes
That Damn Montessori School
To the two moms of Miguel We love your kid – he is swell But tonight he’ll need scrubbed From the polish he’s rubbed On his hair and where else we can’t tell
I buckled my son in his seat He poked me - it was no treat The Portuguese flag Up my nose made me gag My lobotomy’s nearly complete!
He’s slightly obsessed
With the clean up of mess,
That’s because he is an engineer.