Mama’s Paradise

As I walk through the perils of raisin’ these kids
I take a look at my house and realise it ain’t well kept

‘Cause I’ve been bossing and ordering so long,
That even my hubby thinks that my mind is gone,

But I ain’t ever crossed a kid that didn’t melt down,
Me bein’ treated like a maid you know that’s not unheard of,

You better watch where you’re steppin’ where you’re walkin’
Or you and your toeies might be lined in cast

I really hate to trip, but legos’ small,
As I stumble, I see myself in a hospital hall,


I’m the kinda M that forgets to brush her teeth
On my knees in the night scrubbing floors ‘til midnight

Been spending most my days living in this Mama’s Paradise
Been spending most my days living in this Mama’s Paradise
Keep spending all their days shunning this Mama’s best advice
Keep spending all their days shunning this Mama’s sage advice

Look at the situation they got me facin’
I can’t live a quiet life, I got young people to be raisin’

So I gotta be down with the mama team,
Too much Oprah’s vision got me doubting my mama genes,

I’m an educated mama with my kids on my mind
Got my baby in my hand , my bigun’s by my side,

I’m a caffeine fuelled mama, sleep deprived wife ,
And my patience is thin, so don’t even go there

Life ain’t nothin’ but a chorus of ‘Can I’s’

I’m livin’ life, yeah or nay, what can I say

I’m 23 now, ha, who am I kiddin’
The way things is goin’, I don’t know

Tell me why were we so blind to see
Having more than one forces you to referee

Shouting and the fighting, fighting and the shouting,
Minute after minute, hour after hour ,

Everybody’s running but of course they ain’t looking,
What’s going on in playroom, while I’m out here cookin

They say they’ve gotta learn and I’m the one to teach ‘em,
If they can understand me, why won’t they heed me !

I guess they can, I guess they won’t ,
I guess they ignore ,that’s when I throw that mama look,


Tell me why were we so blind to see
Having more than one forces you to referee

Tell me why are they so blind to see
The toilet seat is not pee free …


About the Author

Geraldine Renton
Geraldine Renton lives in Galway city with her husband and three young sons. Life changed dramatically for Geraldine and her family back in 2008 when her eldest son, Ethan, was diagnosed with a life limiting condition known as Hunter Syndrome. Looking for an outlet for herself mainly, Geraldine began taking regular creative writing classes. In 2015, she wrote her first article which MummyPages published. Since then, she has continued to have her articles published all over the world. Geraldine writes openly and honestly about life with Ethan, often finding humour where others would neglect to look. You can also find plenty of Geraldine’s childhood stories throughout her website ( In 2016 her blog “It’s Me & Ethan” won Best New Blog (2016), awarded by the Irish Bloggers Association. Geraldine continues to write regularly, not only on her own website but also for others. She is also writing a book! She has a non-fiction short story with ‘The One Million Project’, a global network of writers and illustrators coming together to publish a book in aid of different charities in the UK. The book is due for publication at the end of this year. When she’s not writing, Geraldine is a keen photographer and enjoys life with all her boys. She tells The Galway Eye she knows far too much about LEGO NINJAGO, Minecraft and how to burp on demand [*raises eyebrows* – Ed.] She possibly [no doubt about it – Ed.] has a Netflix addiction and recently became part of the Stream Team UK and Ireland for Netflix, running a Facebook page all about Netflix. Her motto in life is a lot like Ferris Bueller’s – enjoy the littlest of moments for they are the moments that make up a lifetime of memories.

1 Comment on "Mama’s Paradise"

  1. Love it! Singing away here!

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