Mum pens a poem which pokes VERY gentle fun at her other half and the internet response is very surprising.

Caroline Olling Andersen’s poem “Daddy’s Asleep” has captured the attention of thousands of parents who can relate painfully well to it.

She’s also faced a large amount of backlash for it and issued a brilliant rebuttal.

Her poem:

I love your daddy, I really do,
After all, without daddy, I wouldn’t have you.
But from midnight till sunrise, it’s just you and I.
And as each hour passes, I’m not gonna lie:
Mommy’s love slowly fades, becomes angry and weak,
Because no matter what, your dad is f***ing asleep!
It all starts out lovely. We kiss each other goodnight.
We look lovingly down at you dear, such a beautiful sight.
An hour later, mommy wakes with a start.
You’re twisting and turning, you’re starting to fart.
You’re gesturing for food. Mommy is there
with a bottle or breast
Daddy is snoring away, the way he knows best.

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Since Caroline’s poem took off with over 16,000 shares and 17,000 comments, other parents have been very vocal of how much it resonates with them.

One woman freely admitted how she “plotted my husband’s demise every night for two years”.

Another added: “Oh how l LOVE this poem and keep [it] in my heart…”

“F*****g men and their useless nipples!” another woman joked.

However Caroline’s poem did attract some criticism for both mum AND dad shaming.

In response Caroline later wrote:

Sound familiar in your family?

Share your comments below


  • That was perfectly normal in my day – no snags then.


  • Oh yes, no matter what they say, men definitely get it easy where baby/child care comes into it. They have no idea!


  • It is quite funny. If only men could experience it all.


  • My husband has always been really good with night wakings. He gets up to our 2 year old while I am with our 7 month old. Even though he is amazing, I have still had nights where I can relate to this.


  • She’s a blogger – it was meant to be entertaining and nothing more.


  • Hilarious. A bit of lighthearted fun.


  • I thought it was quite funny and took it as a tongue in cheek poem


  • This is a funny poem – it’s reality. But her sharing it I imagine was only lighthearted fun.


  • Hehe that’s a bit funny is it?


  • Oh yes !


  • Loved her poem – never was a truer word spoken.


  • She needs to write more poems, this is great.


  • Lol. I love it, not a truer word spoken!


  • it’s a shame that the deaths happened. I guess something like that would have major implications for Dreamworld. I think though if they really want to keep it open then they need to change their business structure – lowering prices to get people in the door would be a great start I think. Then I think they need to ad new things to make it exciting and re-energise it – if it is the same thing everytime you go, you get bored of it and and then loose interest. They need to inject some personality into it and make it fresh and vibrant and something new to explore, and then update it every few years so it doesn’t become stagnant – even simply things like coats of paint and new signage – changing the names of the rides to something fresh and exciting sounding – not that you would ever catch me on rides again lol!


  • I love it…..can totally relate.


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