My Parenting Wins

(To be sung to the tune of ‘My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music) 

Spontaneous cuddles and whispered I love yous.
Unprompted pleases and nights when they sleep through.
Times when they’re playing and sharing their things.
These are a few of my parenting wins.

First stumbling footsteps whilst holding their brick cart.
Pictures of mummy drawn inside a red heart.
Infectious giggles and teeth-missing grins.
These are a few of my parenting wins.

Watching them sleeping and hearing their breathing.
A tooth popping out after three weeks of teething.
The joy in their faces when they’re on a swing.
These are a few of my parenting wins.

When they tantrum. When they won’t eat.
When they wake at five.
I simply remember my parenting wins
And then I know I’ll . . . survive.