The Mommy Poet has gone viral for a poem she wrote poking fun about her husband sleeping instead of helping with the baby. The poem went viral, but some weren’t so happy with it!
You can peruse each parenting book on the rack and meet every one of the guardians you know, however, you can never be completely arranged for the majority of the lifestyle changes that accompany your first child. New mother Caroline Olling Andersen, be that as it may, found a splendid method to manage them. Composing poems!
"My husband is a fantastic dad," Caroline stated in an interview. "He is an amazing primary school teacher, and he has always brought a lot of fun and humor to our relationship, which he now also brings to daddyhood." Obviously, the poem immediately began gaining traction on the web and pulled in a wide range of consideration.
"After the poem went viral, I’ve read a lot of comments which have shamed him for not being more active at night and me for complaining about his inactivity," Caroline, who additionally deals with a child-rearing blog called The Mommy Poet, included. "Truth is, we made a deal during my pregnancy that I’d take the night shift because I’ve been blessed with long maternity leave."
"This way he gets to sleep so he can be ready for his 10-12 hour day teaching 10-year-olds. That said, tiredness will still cause you a lot of passive aggressive feelings in the early hours at night – hence my poem, which was written at 4 am on a particularly tiring night (everything I wrote in that poem happened on that one night)," she added.
At first, be that as it may, the sleepy father wasn't particularly impressed by the poem. "When I read the poem out loud to him the next morning, he didn’t find it particularly funny – though he was simultaneously trying to soothe our fuzzy daughter, so I might have chosen the wrong time to read him a mockery poem," she said.
"It was only later that day, over ice cream and a sleeping daughter, that he read it out loud and laughed and said it was brilliant. He since suggested that we get a laptop for me so I have an appropriate platform to write during my early morning waves of creativity," she further expressed.
"Parenthood is tough and rough and can really strain a relationship. We make a solid attempt to place our relationship very high on our list of priorities. My parents (happily married for 29 years)- have taught me that a marriage should be prioritized above the children. As my mother said – 'Happy parents results in happy children'," Caroline stated.
"As per the airplane instructions – 'attend to yourself before helping your child.' So that means making sure we have date nights and take time each day to put the baby down and kiss and hug each other. A lot of people have misunderstood the tone of my poem as anger towards my husband. It’s meant to be read with humor and love for both him and my daughter." she concluded.