Friday, 2 July 2010

The Crying Game


The health visitor and the hairdresser both had the same story to tell; they sat at the top of the stairs and cried whilst their babies screamed themselves to sleep.

This weekend, I joined generations of mothers before me and wept with guilt and pain as my boy cried himself to sleep.

All alone behind bars, at the foot of of his vast new cot, John cried then screamed, bawled then choked, sobbed and then finally whimpered pitifully before falling off into sleep.

The fact that I'm not the first to have experienced this pain doesn't make it any easier to bear.

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