Please don't worry about the stares......

Sunday, 12 June 2016

The other day I was in town and I saw a mum close to tears as her daughter was having a tantrum outside the local library. I was running late and forgot about it until I got home.

However, as a mum of a daughter who is, what some call "wilful", it prompted me to write a little poem.

Please don't worry about the stares
I know as a mum, that we've all been there.

It might seem like it's only you,
But believe me when I say, it happens to me too.

My little one might be quiet now and she might be fast asleep in her pushchair,
But you missed her meltdown in Tesco's ,when her shouts and screams filled the air.

It began with not letting her touch a shelfful of tea.
Believe me when I say, suddenly all eyes were on me.

I know what it's like for your child to shout,
When they lay on the floor and completely act out.

It's hard when your out with the kids on your own,
But please believe me, you're not alone.

We've all been there, but the paddies do stop,
Soon there'll only be memories of a strop.

Please don't worry about the stares
I know as a mum, that we've all been there.

What do you think?  Have you got 'wilful' children too?!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. Wilful is one way to put Yes I have one.
    Fantastic poem and so true. We've all been there :)

  2. My eldest has aspergers and my youngest has gdd and other special needs... I LOVE your poem. It made me smile so much because it's oh so true! #kcacols

  3. So nice to read this, beautifully put #kacols

  4. So nice to read this, beautifully put #kacols

  5. Lovely little poem... You should turn it into an image/meme... It would go viral as so many people can relate to it! #KCACOLS

  6. My son had his biggest melt down to date in Matalan last week, it was horrendous and a woman said to me "Mine did the same thing around the corner 5 minutes ago." it made me feel so much better. #KCACOLS

  7. Great poem, we certainly have all been there! Now my kids ask "Why is that little boy crying so much" when they see a toddler having a tantrum. Shame they don't remember what they put me through!! #KCACOLS

  8. My nephew isn't wilful but it took a while for us to figure out his trigger points (he has ADHD and dyspraxia) and people would stare so much at my sister. Still do. I liked your poem, nice rhymes. #kcacols

  9. I love this poem and it is so true. You always feel intimidated by the stares when your child is behaving bad in front of people but you are right we should not worry because all parents have been through the same. It is better we are relaxed and calm. They are just kids and will have meltdowns at any time. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, :-) x