I swear I tidied up today
But strewn across the floor
Are toys from lego to doll’s clothes
Cars, jigsaws and lots more.
I swear I did the wash just now
But the laundry’s everywhere
From socks to pants and sticky vests
All draped without a care.
I swear I did a mammoth shop
And filled a trolley so,
But now the cupboard’s emptied out
Where did all that food go?
I swear I cooked and served a meal,
But the child is still hungry!
He’s gobbled down a three course meal
And now wants more for his tea!
I swear I said turn the TV off,
That bedtime is quite near.
But strange to say those words are lost
Falling on a deafened ear!
I swear I swear such things a lot
But sometimes just stop dead
And question if I did all these
Or imagined them instead!