Indigestion

Our baby brother screamed
and screamed last night.

Daddy said his tummy
is still settling,
he is only three weeks
old. His tummy is rock
solid and very sore.

Claire kept waking up coughing
and going to see Daddy.
Mummy says she caught
the virus because she
is still new at school.

The baby keeps sleeping
when he’s feeding to day and
has to feed again later.
Mummy brought the washing in
but it is still in piles
around the living room.

Daddy came home and went
to start our bath but Chloe
was most upset at not finishing
her homework, so he heard
us read and checked her maths.
Then he ran our bath.

Mummy started cooking dinner
but the baby cried again.
Daddy got dinner on the table
after our bath, but we
didn’t talk at dinner.
like we usually do.

Mummy is sure we will all
sleep much more tonight.
We are nearly asleep already
at the dinner table.

Originally posted 8 April 2016.

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Indigestion