Stop, Look, Listen

(Written during lockdown)

We’ll make play dough
Of all different colours
No you said
We’ll draw rainbow pictures 
And put them all over the window
No you said
We’ll make banana muffins
And have a teddy bears picnic
No you said
We’ll make our own ice lollies
We’ll put fruit in them
No you said
We’ll make a den with boxes
And paint them bright colours
No you said
We’ll paint our face and be animals
No you said
We’ll make a daisy chain necklace
No you said
I mix pink food colouring 
into white sauce 
Just for fun
Don’t do that again mummy
I make a rainbow 
and put it in the window
Take it down Mummy
No I said
I make muffins 
and forget to add the butter
They taste a bit funny mummy
And so we walk on the wall
Around the park
We watch ice cubes melt
You make a nest with cushions
We water the plants
You water the ground 
And make patterns 
To jump over 
You know what you want
The clue to what we do
Is you
Not ideas 
But the real deal
In front of me
That’s the clue
To deciding what we do