I woke up early for breakfast
And woke up for breakfast again
And downstairs once more I had breakfast
From Daddy with spoons - oh, and then
I went for a push in my pushchair,
And saw Daddy off on the way,
And made friends while Mammy bought dinner -
That's the first thing that I did today.
I climbed up some steps in the cafe
And charmed a young man off his chair
And I screamed when my mum changed my nappy -
I think that was all I did there.
While Mammy walked home, I was sleeping
And I slept all the long, boring way
Because I had to conserve my resources
For the fun I intended, today.
I woke up again at my lunchtime.
And Mammy thought it would be nice -
To start of with milk, before solids,
And peaches, so I had lunch twice.
Afterwards I had a rampage,
A cavort, a maraud, and a play,
Then Mammy brought boxes of new things,
So this was my new thing, today:
They didn't seem terribly tasty
And they didn't make very much noise
If I rubbed them on paper, the colours
Seemed to suggest they were toys.
I managed to bite a big lump off,
So Mammy took that one away.
But I was sitting up in my highchair -
I learned about Drawing today!
I watched at the window for Daddy.
He comes home after it gets dark
And I like to watch at the window
As much as the swings in the park.
I grinned and I beat on my Mammy
When Daddy made it home ok,
And I got big hugging and playing
After Daddy came back home today.
Mammy seemed terribly tired
Though I'm sure I don't understand why -
I feel social, relaxed, and quite lively
So I thought she might wake, to a cry.
I played dinner with Daddy, like always,
And then in the bath made great play
Of washing the walls and the ceiling -
They got very well washed, today.
Before bedtime, they both got quite manic -
It made me quite tired to see
But they did it just for my amusement
With puppets and tickles and glee.
I had a last feed from my Mammy
And then Daddy took me away
To fall asleep rocked on his shoulder -
And that's all that I did today.