Frozen fish fingers & swigging gin
saying ‘fuck it’ and ‘winging it’
To be a mother you have to care
you cannot drink gin and you cannot swear.
When times get rough as they often do
keep it all in and make a brew.
Kids are kids, you can’t change that
so get on a forum and be a twat.
Better yet, write an article
sell your morals and that part of you…
that part that screams ‘look after your kin’
but oh, you can’t
“because they’re all drinking gin”
They’re bad mothers
with their honesty policy
their self boasting, child loathing
posting on squares
they’re confusing their ‘followers’ with love and care.
“Revolted by the reality of changing nappies”
Have you ever dealt with a poonami?
Well here comes a tsunami
Anna, my dear
You’ve got it all wrong
we are all women
who happen to belong
to a special HOOD, a girl gang, a tribe
but your nasty words have created a divide.
There is no “us” and “them”
we are all mothers
who want to fit in
we don’t want to feel alone
parenting is hard
we’re shaping the future
why keep up a facade?
Why pretend that we are happy?
Especially, when we’re feeling crappy?
Why can’t we say “today was tricky”
Tomorrow will be better
but if not…that’s ok.
Come over with the kids and they can play.
I’ll put the fish fingers in the oven,
the kids will be happy
and we’ll discuss our coven
of bitches and witches
drinking their gin
“I fucking hate motherhood”
“I want to throw the towel in”.
How dare we work and raise a family.
Amazon Prime is only for emergencies
If you bake and craft, you’re out of the club
but don’t worry girls, because we’re just in the pub.
Trying to come up with something witty
to use in a hashtag to say our kid is “shitty”.
Mothering looks different for everyone
there are different approaches, techniques and advice, but trust me when I say
No one is doing it right.
We’re doing our best and that’s all we can do
we doubt ourselves constantly
so belive me,
we don’t need YOU.
To tell us how to mother
to tell us how to be
because we have each other
and together we are #SOLIDARITEA
written by Natasha Bailie
in response to the Daily FXXKING Mail shit show of an article about