Here it is Merry Christmas; Now You’re a Parent

Welcome to my post for day 9 of the #12daysofparenting; the baby doesn’t stop at Christmas and welcome if you’ve hopped over from Adventures of a Novice Mum  We have so many prizes to give away this year, including a signed limited edition A3 print from Fresh Photography, entries via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Here it is Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun……..EXCEPT…..well the Baby doesn’t stop because it’s Christmas. And neither does the Toddler.

Although I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year, we do have lots of magical moments, excitement is in the air, giggles aplenty, beaming smiles and lots of family time.

christmas baby
Cheeky Christmas Baby

But the rest?  Well it’s business as usual for the pair of them, tantrums, nap time refusals, squabbling, answering back.

So to the tune of one of the greatest all time Christmas songs, with massive apologies out to Slade, here it is Merry (Parenting) Christmas.

Here it is Merry Christmas; Now You’re a Parent

Are you crying snotty tears all down your face?
Because something, somewhere’s been moved out of place?
Does the tantrum always start small
Does the toy get thrown at the wall
Do time outs ever work out the right way?

So here it is Merry Christmas
Everybody’s screaming tired
Look to their bedtime now
Before they get too wired.

Are you fighting every nap time that they try?
Are you flailing arms, poking fingers in their eyes?
Does your Mummy always tell ya,
That sleeping’s for the best,
With frantic rocking, pacing, feeding and the rest?

So here it is Merry Christmas,
Everybody needs a nap
Look to their bedtime now,
You’re falling in the overtired trap.

What will your Mummy do when she sees
You’ve pulled all the presents from the tree?
Ah ah

Are you fighting with your brother?
Are you all bickering with each other?
Do you fight like cat and dog
About who had what first
So you scream for refereeing
Where it always ends up worse

So here it is Merry Christmas
Nearly over for a year
Look to the future now
In the meantime grab a beer……

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! May your children sleep well and not be too over excited from all the sugar they attempt to sneak, or not sneak in our case, blatantly eat in front of you.

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  1. December 21, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    It’s our first year with 2 children so I suspect it will go very much this way. Very funny post. Keep up the good work

  2. December 21, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Far better than the original in my opinion.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Dawn x

  3. December 21, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Haha this is brilliant. Plenty of excitement and magic but plenty of trying to stop babies eating baubles too 🙂

  4. December 21, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Parenting times are exciting times; why don’t we just had lots of people, lots of paper, lots of items, lots of sugar, and lots of tiredness to the miss … Good job with the remix, I’m sure it’ll make many smile. Send to the singer and song writer if you can find them :-). Sending lots of hopes of patience as you referee and keep the calm. Such fun to look forward to when we become 4. #12daysofparenting

  5. December 21, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    Lol, funny song and definitely some of the bits are true of ours. Although we’ve only got us and my brother for Christmas so will be pretty quiet

  6. December 21, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Very clever, plenty of excitement but plenty of reality too! #MarvMondays

  7. December 21, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    This is brilliant! 🙂

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks Liane!

  8. December 21, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    haha love this! I’ve got the song stuck in my head now though :p I love it when my family says “oh we will have a lie in on boxing day” and they forget toddlers don’t stop because it’s christmas!! haha usual 6am start for us – we will just die inside from lack of sleep :p #MarvMondays

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:29 pm

      We were all napping by 9am on Christmas Day!

  9. December 22, 2015 / 1:36 am

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway! Your post is too funny. I love the photo of baby in front of the tree! Have a wonderful Christmas! x

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks Becky – hope your Christmas was magical as well x

  10. December 22, 2015 / 2:03 am

    Did you write that poem? It sums up parenthood perfectly and its true being a parent dosen’t stop children being children during the festive season.

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:27 pm

      I may have taken the tune from Here it is Merry Christmas from the lovely Slade, but yep, the words are all my own. As were the snotty teary children x

  11. December 22, 2015 / 2:40 am

    Brilliant…just brilliant! This is getting printed off and framed (much better than the original in my honest opinion!) xxx

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      *blushing* thanks Vikki x

  12. December 22, 2015 / 2:57 am

    Oh, the reality of Christmas with children! Love the witty take on a classic christmas song. I’m sure we’ve all experienced christmases like these at some point with little ones ;-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks Emily – even if it’s just a half hour of Christmas like that we’ve all been there. Or been the tantrumming one! I’ll never forget my brother sending the game Risk flying across the room because he was losing x

  13. December 22, 2015 / 6:46 am

    Hahaha, nicely done. Merry Christmas to you and yours, baby definitely doesnt take a break because its christmas.

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you – they most definitely don’t especially if they get sick….

  14. December 22, 2015 / 11:20 am

    hahaha, I love this. Much better than the original!! hope you have a very merry christmas and its not to hectic x

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:24 pm

      It was a little hectic but wonderful all the same – how was yours?x

  15. December 22, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    This made me laugh 🙂 this will be our last Christmas with just Monkey, baby two will be coming up 8 months by Christmas next year eek!!! Prefer your version. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with not too much over tiredness and tantrums!! xx

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:23 pm

      It was definitely a challenge trying to meet everybody’s needs, but it was great fun! Baby was 8 months this Christmas and it was lovely that he got to sit and join us eating Christmas dinner!xx

  16. Emma Fox
    December 29, 2015 / 1:29 am

    Even though Christmas is not over for this year – this has made me smile. Oh how it rings true!

    • Laura
      December 29, 2015 / 1:22 pm

      Thanks Emma!

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