Don't worry if I'm at work a lot
let's look forward to some quality time
where I won't answer your idle questions
while I read newspapers listen to TV
or dream absently by the fireside but
will give you my undivided attention.

You will have your very own one hour slot
in my diary. We will arrange time
place and what to talk about in advance
and you can even draft the agenda.
We will have a real meeting of minds just
like mummy and daddy at the office.

Don't worry if we're not there to listen
to the tiny rhythms of your day; things
will soon improve and I am sure that big
boy doesn't really want to hurt you -
he's just letting off steam. Settle down now
kiss teddy and try to dream a nice dream.

Keith Thompson
26th March 2003