Day Off

I want to have a day off

With my mum and dad

I wish they were less serious

I wish they were more glad

I want them both to sit down

And do something with me

I want my mum and dad

To be a bit more free

 

Why can't they just stop rushing

Around the whole day long

When I sing Row, row, row your boat

Why won't they sing along?

I want to have a day off

And play a game or two

Or maybe do a puzzle

And then mess it up with you

 

I just wish mum would put down

Her stupid mobile phone

Whenever she checks FaceBook

She leaves me all alone

And dad he's always busy

He's got so much to do

Can't we please have a day off

Just mum and me and you?

 

So come on mum and dad

I'm growing up so fast

And soon my little childhood

Will just be in the past

Please can we have a day off

Where we can laugh and sing

Or maybe read a book or two

Or simply do nothing.

 

It's all I really want

And it's all we really need

Just a tiny little day off

Would be wonderful indeed.