As a mom you do often feel like no one really sees all that you put in.
Especially right now, when Bean Sprout is in the midst of not sleeping well due to a near constant need to pull up and not enough knowledge of how to get down. We went through something similar when he was learning to crawl. It’s super fun to watch him develop, but at 3 am even the coolness factor has worn thin. So I found this poem and was digging it… as I was reading along I thought I knew where it was going but it never quite got there… So, I was compelled to make my own version. Hope you like it. And to Abi, the original author on ‘Like Real Life’- yours was awesome too! Thank you for the inspiration.
Nobody Saw You (Reprise)
Nobody saw when you kissed his knee
He skinned it learning to walk you see.
But by the 10th time you give your eyes a roll
How long will it take for him to gain that control?
Nobody heard the millionth time you said “no”
Not that it stopped him- throw, throw, throw.
You steel yourself behind tired eyes
And try to be patient every time he tries.
Nobody saw when you screamed into your bed
After his cries roused your sleep weary head
2am, 3am, and again at 4…
No one else knows you don’t sleep anymore.
Nobody saw as you tugged cheerios from tangled hair
Or heard you wonder how they got there?
No one has eaten cheerios for days
Though it’s hard to remember exactly when through the haze.
Nobody saw you? Not quite… Let’s rewind
For, yes, there was someone watching- the whole time.
Don’t you see those sweet eyes, lips and nose?
Watching you love him is helping him grow!
So when you start to wonder if anyone will care
Because being a mother is starting to wear.
If in that moment you think no one sees
Turn around mom and remember… you do this for me!