Nearly 5

Am I nearly 5 yet mummy?
Mum I’m 5 soon
Mum I’m 4 and a half 
Actually I’m 4 and three quarters
Mum is my birthday in 6 weeks?
It must be 5 weeks now
Is it 4 now mummy?
Mum my birthday is soon isn't it?
On my next birthday will I definitely be 5?
I won’t be 4 anymore soon mummy
Mum did you know 5 is actually older than 6?
Mum is 5 older than 100?
Will I get a ticket from the queen? 
Mummy when will I be older than you?
Mum I’m nearly 5 now aren’t I mum?
Will my birthday always be in July?
Mum most of my friends are 5 and that’s not fair
Mum I want to be older than they are
Mum some of my friends say they’re 6 
Mummy when will I be 6?
 

Tidying Up

I move a pile of stuff from one part of the room to another
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to a different part of the room
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to a different part of the room
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to a different part of the room
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to the stairs
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to the top of the stairs
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to various drawers and  cupboards, shutting the doors quickly so the stuff doesn't all fall out
A bit later I move a pile of stuff from one part of the room to another 
A bit later I move the same pile of stuff to a different part of the room...

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Crash

You’re like a windup toy 
That winds in the night
And flies into action early in the morning
You’re like a windup toy
With emotions
Big emotions 
Zooming through the air towards me with so much force that I have to hold onto things to stop me from whizzing away
You’re like a windup toy
A dog with a bone
A bat with a ball
Never stopping until the lights go off
You’re like a windup toy which tells me it’s every move
I’m going over here mummy
I’m drawing you a picture mummy
I just did a fart mummy
I’m hungry mummy
Windup toys don’t have a pause button 
Windup toys suddenly move when I thought they had run out of energy, making me jump
Windup toys don’t shout as loud as possible at 6 in the morning.
I’m glad you’re not a windup toy really but sometimes it would be good just to have time to pause so I can windup too.