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Dear Services, You Were Wrong To Judge My Parenting Based On My Cleanliness.

Children Need Loving.

By Carol TownendPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Dear Services, You Were Wrong To Judge My Parenting Based On My Cleanliness.
Photo by Marisa Howenstine on Unsplash

My home is untidy, though it is clean;

Busy, but my granddaughter is shouting,

Should I ignore her? then I'd be mean.

My lounge is cluttered with toys,

But that gives my Grandkids joy;

My kitchen is cluttered with washing up,

But my daughter is busy looking after her children.

We tidied their bedroom yesterday,

And yes, it is a mess again today.

I think back;

I remember that,

My children made a mess when they were young, too;


The services, they walked in,

They pulled me apart over the mess,

No matter how big or small,

They tore my life apart,

And criticised my ability to be a parent.

As a parent, you can't have it all,

Spotless doesn't exist,

And squeaky clean does not give the children

the love that they deserve.

Dear services;

You were wrong to judge my parenting,

Based on my cleanliness,

Yes, children need a home that is clean;


They also need;






And care.

So, in today's world,

Lessons are to be learnt;

Instead of judging,

Give a little empathy to the parent,

Based on their ability to love and care,

Rather than what they didn't accomplish today.

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About the Creator

Carol Townend

Fiction, Horror, Sex, Love, Mental Health, Children's fiction and more. You'll find many stories in my profile. I don't believe in sticking with one Niche! I write, but I also read a lot too.

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  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Amazing very well written story

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