Crying, baby.

Child, wailing.

Screaming, baby.

Throw, tantrums.


Managing, juggling.

Staying calm.

Stay in control, is the name of the game.

Make it all work.


Nerves taut and tensed.

Come unravelling.

Measured, controlled voice.

Shouting, shrilly.


Well laid plans come crashing down.

Bewildered exhausted mum.

She stares woefully.

She looks helplessly at the wailing child.