How Hard Can it Be?
Let’s have a baby, make us a friend
Start us a family, the fun never ends
Ceremonial pill burning, nothing much else to do
But first, I have questions, but only a few.
How long does it take, to fall in with child?
Some did it right now, some took a while.
I surveyed, I averaged, I worked it all out
‘twill take roughly 9 months – there wasn’t much doubt.
Inconceivable, unbelievable and totally achievable
After all, how hard can it be?
So within just one week, I’m now throwing up
Moaning and miserable, I thought my life sucked
My nurse friend, observant, well, she said it first:
“Oh, congratulations! you’re going to give birth”
“But how can that be? 9 month’s what it takes”
“no, takes 9 months to grow it, what a silly mistake!”
Well, I grumbled, I grizzled, I’d now changed my mind
After only one week, I’m damn short on time.
And vomiting now:
Inconceivable, unbelievable, perhaps not quite achievable
But really, how hard can it be?
I had never held a baby, of small folk I knew zip
Friends, family amazed: ‘Are you going to keep it?’
“Of course”, I’d replied, what else could I do?
There was always my mantra, to help me get through
Arrogantly, I thought, that’s what nurses are for
Couple weeks in the hospital, I’d ace it for sure.
I learned pretty soon, that nurses weren’t there
To teach me to bath it, to change it, to care.
Inconceivable, unbelievable, almost achievable
Hanging in there: how hard can it be?
And happily I managed, the children now grown
I didn’t drop him or lose him and the time has just flown
And now there’s grandbabies, a total of five
So, learn while you go, always enjoy the ride
And consider, remember and never forget
You can do this, you’ve got this, have no regrets.
Inconceivable, unbelievable, but totally achievable
Now, ask yourself, how hard can it be?