A Feisty Child

An unborn child
thumbed it nose at
political convention after
its prime ministerial mother’s
long struggle to conceive.

In the uproar of a
helter skelter election
campaign this child began
its existence continuing
its mother’s severe morning
sickness through lengthy
coalition negotiations.

This feisty infant joined
two other tiny parliamentary
infants in parliament’s baby
room and debating chamber
when visiting Mum with
stay at home Dad.

All hearing eagle eyed
journalists saw nothing
of the severe morning
sickness from election
climax to Christmas.

The iron willed mother and
child carried on regardless.

Footnote: Jacinda Ardern unexpectedly became the Labour party’s leader on 1st August 2017 and immediately stopped all efforts to become pregnant after a long time trying. Her baby ignored this. New Zealand has had parliamentary babies with their MP mothers since the 1980’s. There were doomsayers predicting problems but MP mothers have continued in our parliament. jacinda’s baby joined two other babies in parliament after her birth in 1918.

Previously posted January 2019.

A Feisty Child

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