Barbie’s dismembered body lays strewn across the floor
Teddy’s straddling the clothes-horse and My Little Pony‘s bolted out the door.
There’s a monster hiding in my shoe and a monkey in my bed
Buzz Lightyear has crashed on the couch and “Is that Woody‘s head?”
The Power-rangers are half-drowned on the bottom of the bath
T-Rex has been let loose – and so has the giraffe!
She only needs 5 minutes for our house to feel her fury
My lovely 4-year-old hurricane a.k.a daughter to yours truly.
Sometimes I think my life is stuck on repeat
Another dish to wash, another dirty sheet
Toys to pick up and children to dress
“Kids cut it out! Give me a rest!”
Don’t get me wrong I love them to bits
But sometimes those kids really GET ON MY TITS!
I know what you’re thinking . . another rant from a Mum
But it’s either that, or a very strong rum!
One thing it does is make me appreciate my own mother
Boy, this gig ain’t easy. Rum? Yes, please pass me another!
Two are in Oz; The folks are in Tonga
My sister’s gone to Sweden for six months or longer
Wouldn’t it be nice to all live in one place
But unfortunately for my family, that’s just not the case
I’d describe us as close; Just not in miles
We look pretty similar, especially our smiles
Thank goodness for Skype, facebook and email
You are my lifelines – without you I’d flail
So to all the Whanau, far and away
I raise up my cup (of tea) and say “Gidday”
I was 22 years old, young and naive when I arrived at your door
It was love at first sight, I was eager and thirsty for more
Your polluted air and homeless beggars did little to deter me
For in my heart I knew you were the perfect place to be
You wooed me with your High Street shops and teased me on the train
You enticed me with your night-life and sheltered me when it rained
You showed off in the West End and we flirted up a storm
We smooched through Covent Garden and had a picnic on your lawn
You made me high, you made me low – you gave my life a new beat
You opened my eyes and broadened my mind – you helped me find my feet
You broke my heart, you broke my will
But, London, I still hated to leave you
And now it’s over, those days are gone – the infectious beat has died
But although I mourn you London, in my memories you are still alive.
If I could paint a picture
Of what my life would be
It would be a golden beach
Each shell a memory
An ocean of opportunity
A crowd of new faces to meet
A sky of uncertainty
Mountains with solid feet
Surfers catching the ultimate wave
Couples holding hands
Old men with their fishing rods
And castles in the sand
I used to hold my mother’s hand
And now my daughter holds onto mine
I felt so warm, so safe, so loved
And knew I would be fine
Words can never be enough
To describe a mother’s touch
A maternal bond, as strong as stone
And one that can’t be crushed
A gesture, oh so simple
With magical effect
It’s something quite amazing
A feeling we never forget!
I miss my family
I miss my friends
It’s a constant ache
That never ends
They’re always there
In my mind
The faces of loved ones
But, although at times
It feels like forever
It won’t be too long
Until we’re all back together
I love chocolate in the morning. I love chocolate late at night
I love chocolate when I’m tired, and especially after a fight!
Chocolate is my vice, one I cannot live without
It is my drug of choice – that is without a doubt
Any kind of chocolate is a treat for me
But best of all, is at night, with my cup of tea
Thanks for being my comfort, my light at the end of the day
God bless you chocolate. May you never go away!
Summer’s here and man it’s hot!
Dripping sweat and drinking lots
Kids are playing in the pool
Having fun and keeping cool
Dad’s at work with air-con pumping
Dreaming of beers and NOT of dumping! (dirt that is!)
Man, us Kiwis are in for a shock
We thought 25 degrees was hot!!