Here at Outie, we are all about having fun. But we also happily address the ‘messy bits’ of parenting too. So here’s a song for all the new mummies who might be feeling a little, erm, trapped and overwhelmed by the extremely demanding, tiring (yet also extremely rewarding and amazing!) role of Mummy.
Sing it mummies (to the well-known tune by Queen):
I want time for me
and to be a great mummy
I want to break free from your cries
You keep me so occupied
And I just fed you.
I just need time for me.
Dad knows (or at least he should), Dad knows
I need time for me.
I’m going cray-zee
I’ve become a Mum for the first time
I’m tired and things feel surreal
even though I’ve fallen in love.
Yet God knows, God knows
I want to make tea.
It’s strange but it’s true
I can’t get over the way you need me like you do
So I have to find time
Before turning to wines
Oh how I need time for me, baby
Oh how mummy needs some sleep
Oh how I just need time for me.
But life still goes on
I can’t get used to living with a, living with a, living with a baby
by my side
I don’t want to put you back, hon
Got to make it on our own
But baby can’t you see
I’m a very tired mummy.
I need time for me,
I’m not super mummy,
I want, I want, I want to __________ ____________ (make tea/get sleep/break free).
Listen up daddies! Make sure mummy gets a break and always say thank you for the smallest things. Those small things make a big difference.
Mucho aroha to all new mummies who need to ‘break free’.
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