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This adventure they call ‘parenthood’… a poem

on June 3, 2014

the theme game adventure parenthood

This adventure, this journey

They call ‘parenthood’,

Began with 2 lines on a test,

Mouths wide open we stood…


…In disbelief, in awe,

In excitement, in glee,

A mummy and daddy to

a new life we would be.


The tears and tantrums would come,

All this and much more,

And that’s just me and hubby

Throwing ourselves on the floor…


It’s a privileged position to nurture a baby,

To guide them, to love them,


No ‘maybe’.


The best adventure you’ll have

Of that there’s no doubt.

There’s no love quite like it,

As we have found out…

By Mummy Bear


The Reading Residence

Prose for Thought



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26 responses to “This adventure they call ‘parenthood’… a poem

  1. All so very true. The best and toughest of adventures, and there’s still so much more to come! Thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame x

  2. True indeed – aren’t we so lucky to have been given the opportunity of child/ren in our lives. A thought for those who are not so lucky… And for those who turn their back on their children, and the children who miss out on the presence of that love from both parents. You’re right – there is no other love quite like it. Ex.

  3. I think reading this, and some more of the interpretations of this theme, I am having a re-think on what constitutes an adventure. Before, for me, it always involved travelling – venturing away from home and out into the unknown. I guess in many ways parenthood is like a bit of a metaphor for that – its all a bit unknown and untried and untested and its the biggest commitment you can ever make in life too! Great poem X #TheThemeGame

  4. I remember that first moment when we looked at the little red lines. What an adventure indeed 🙂 #thethemegame

  5. Perfectly written MummyBear. I totally agree with every word 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on Mama Writes a Blog and commented:
    One of my favourite bloggers, MummyBear wrote this lovely poem and I just had to share!

  7. What a lovely poem – nothing matches the love you have for your child does it? The endless joy put ridiculous frustration at times too!

  8. Mumaleary says:

    Very cute!! really lovely poem. Glad you are enjoying parenthood. xx

  9. Jenny says:

    What a fantastic poem. And boy did we all find out! Love it. There will be many many more adventures as parents to come for all of us. I love your poetry. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me and for your continual blog support. I am ever so grateful. #sharewithme

  10. lifeatthelittlewood says:

    Aww, bless! What a lovely way to think of parenting. It definitely is an adventure – a huge one!! Xx

  11. Jenny says:

    Popping over again from #prose4t I loved this poem!

  12. Yep a wonderful advernture indeed! And congratulations on your book 🙂
    x x

  13. Haha, the bit about the tantrums made me laugh. There definitely is no love like that of a parent. X

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