Bored of seeing all the smug perfect parents that seem to occupy the bloggosphere – here’s an ode to not being a good parent..
I’m not the perfect Dad,
We don’t partake in structured play.
I’m off my face on caffeine,
Just to make it through each day.
There’s no ‘imagination corner’,
or a library stocked with books.
Shouting in the street at my smalls,
Often leads to filthy looks.
Leaving the house sometimes,
Requires the patience of a saint.
Blackmail and bribery are used,
To stop us from being late.
I’ve lost my shit in Tescos,
And turned red faced at the park.
I make other children jump,
With my angry, grumpy bark.
Messy Play drives me nuts,
Mixed up Playdoh sends me mad.
Paper Mache is my worst nightmare,
I’m not the perfect Dad.
I pacify with YouTube,
And hours of Ben and Holly,
I find myself alone at times,
Rocking asleep a Dolly.
My son can browse on YouTube,
He’s not yet even three.
My next job is to train him,
In making me coffee.
I’m a believer in tough love,
Little scrapes just get a nod.
I might go find a plaster,
If limbs are falling off.
I referee the squabbles based on,
“Only the fittest will survive”.
I let them sort it out themselves,
I’m surprised either are alive.
My idea of a healthy meal,
Is a Veggie Supreme from Pizza Hut.
It’s got at least one of the five a day,
And will keep their little mouths shut.
My kids are pretty awesome,
They are the best I could have had.
Two gorgeous little wonders,
Despite their imperfect Dad.
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Haha, this is ace! Your kids are alive and well, you’re doin a great job! 🙂 x
They’re going to be just fine in life, with you for a role model and dad. Great job, Kip x
Oh I loved this Kip! You’re clearly a man of many talents 🙂 x
Ahha excellent! I always beat myself up, this is great little poem!
i don’t think for one minute you are alone. This perfect parenting annoys the hell out of me. It’s make believe but some people are drawn in To all the hype sadly.
I’ve currently taken myself to bed as I’ve just had a 20 minutes shouting rant at my pair. Joys of half term eh?
Love this so much.
Who needs to be perfect? That’s just boring…..I started on the wine at 5pm and the kids had chocolate pancakes for dinner!
hahahah! Love it! Being perfect is boring and yeah mixed up Playdoh sends me mad too x
Great post – I know how you feel. The only difference is I don’t just order one pizza!
lovely thought! ya no need to be perfect. parents should be natural.
Hi Kip Hakes,Your Hand writing so much beautiful.Each line has been very nice.Although your headline more extreme.I realize, In your mind how condition you feel.
wow. Great post.
Its excellent! I always beat myself up, this is great little poem!