I’m so excited to hit publish on this weeks Meet the Members guest post series. I absolutely love Dawns blog; Rhyming with Wine. She is a very gifted writer who has the ability to take a parenting subject, make it into a poem, and a hilarious one at that. Two skills in one there…genius. The first time I read this post I actually cried?! Maybe it was my hormones, or maybe it’s just a lovely, lovely read that will make you fall in love with her a tiny bit more. I’ll tell you what rhymes with wine Dawn…divine, fine, sublime…shall I go on?
Oooh…We also have a bit of an exclusive reveal… Dawn is even more gorgeous than her avatar…
We all know that Thursdays are ever so #Cool,
And I wish I’d known all you #Coolmums back in school!
I received a nice comment from Mum Muddling Through,
Which said that: She’d quite like to feature me too!
And though I am nothing, if not quite a tryer,
My typing shot up one or two octaves higher!!
I froze on the spot, and I gave a small squeak,
And nothing came out when I started to speak…
You see I can rhyme on my kids all day long,
The moments I love, and the stuff that goes wrong,
I find I can write all these rhymes easily,
But I’ve never attempted a rhyme about me!?
I might try for “humour” and “sarcastic wit”,
But just end up typing a load of old *twoddle*??
So here is my rhyme, let’s just see how it goes…
It might share a giggle or snort, so who knows?
I met my fab hubby not six years ago,
And figured I’d give the whole wife thing a go.
And I’ll keep it quite short, lest you all start to snore,
But here we are now as a family of four!
But I started this “Mum” lark comparably late
As I’m edging my way now towards thirty eight,
And as each of these parenthood years come to pass,
I get slightly less “Horsey!” and slightly more “Ass!”
And I quickly worked out that this “Mum” malarkey,
Is not quite as smooth as it’s made out to be?
So I ditched all the books which were fluffy and nice,
And I started to search for some proper advice!
And there, like a shimmering light from above,
I found a “Mum Blog” and I fell straight in love.
And after I’d read for a good year or two,
I thought what the hell? I should have a go too?
But how to make reading it worth someone’s time?
“I know!” I figured, “I’ll write it in rhyme…
Now in all of my pics I look like a cartoon:
Which might leave you thinking I’m some sort of loon?
So I thought I might do an exclusive “reveal!”
Just so that you #coolmums all know that I’m real….
And whilst I am here I should also admit,
My “Boozy Mum” title’s a crock load of “Poop”
Whilst I’m “Rhyming with” and “Sending” Wine to you all…
*whispers*…. I really don’t drink much these days, if at all!
In fact, if I’m honest I’m now just “That Mum”
That falls on her face having sniffed a “Wine Gum”.
So you now know the truth, but you see, here’s the thing…
“Rhyming with Tea” doesn’t have the same ring?
(Dear Regular Readers: Please make no mistake,
I DO have a full time obsession with CAKE!!!)
As whilst tough, these Mum years are quite short,
And I like to use blogging to capture each thought,
As I hope to look back on these silly short rhymes
And get to relive these quite magical times.
I hope that my tots also read when they’ve grown,
Though I think it’s more likely they’ll just cringe and moan!
But who cares if they think me a dotty old fool?
I know… Just today…
I’m officially #Cool!
Thanks all for reading, and thank you very much to Mum Muddling Through for letting me introduce myself through the fabulous #Coolmumclub.
“Sending Wine” 😉