That she’d had about enough.
She’s sick of changing nappies and of picking up our stuff.
She went online and ordered,
From a space-age superstore,
A high-tech Robo-Nanny, for delivery at four!
It came inside a brown box,
That said ‘Poppins 6.5’.
Mum took it out and charged it, and our nanny came alive!
But then we heard it buzzing,
On its tummy flashed a light,
And something told us then our Poppins wasn’t programmed right.
Mum told it, “Here’s my four kids,
“And you’ll help me round the home….”
Instead, Miss Poppins started popping kids out of her own!
Not just one robot baby,
No, twelve tot-sized bots had come,
Before Mum found an off-switch hidden on the robot’s bum.
Now besides us kids there's
Mini-bots to feed and clean
Mum’s hired two more nannies (this time human, not machine).
We never have enough plugs,
Our electric bills are mad...
I bet Mum thinks our old mess wasn't really all that bad!
Illustration © Heather Dickinson