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Remember when you found a way

to make your toddlers laugh.

Then you heard that usual scream

and knew you’d made a gaffe.

“Again again again”

You’d swing them round then put them down

to stagger round the floor.

They’d look at you with a happy face

and then they’d say once more.

“Again again again”

You’re playing at horsey horsey

you’re backs about to break.

Then you hear those fateful words

you've made, a big mistake.

“again again again"

They are watching toddlers tv

the ones you have on tape.

But just when it is finished

you find there no escape.

“Again again again”

Four episodes of twirlywoos

my brain is going numb.

But when they make that usual cry

you know you will succumb.

“Again again again”

The innocence of children

and the simple way they think.

when something makes them happy

if you stop, they cause a stink.

“Again again again”


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on October 01, 2020:

Glad it raised a smile. You would think we would learn haha Thanks for visiting Ann and John

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on October 01, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed Lorna

Lorna Lamon on October 01, 2020:

You have certainly brightened a very wet Irish day with this quirky poem Charlie. Loved it.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 01, 2020:

Yes, I have this with my two-year old grandson now! The grandchildren are spaced out between 19 and 2, so I've had plenty of practice! Twirlywoos and Hey Duggee are the favourites at the moment - I must have seen them all at least 20 times!

Great poem; made me smile!


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 01, 2020:

Haha...I remember this well. This poem brought a smile. Thanks, Charlie.

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