Last night I was not woken by my kids!
I think that it's the first time in eight years
That sleep's not been what parenthood forbids.
So all last night I slept without child's tears,
Without having to coax one back to sleep,
Without having to soothe a sickly head,
Without having to calm a nightmare's weep,
Without having to move them from my bed.
So I was left alone with my two dreams
Which both were pretty scary actually,
(The gift of sleep's not always as it seems),
In one my kids were all taken from me.
And so you see I woke up anyway,
And went to check that they were all Okay.