Welcome to the Sparkle Nest Show!

You’re told that when you become a parent, everything changes. Life Is completely different, and completely wonderful. Well, mostly wonderful, perhaps not so in the middle of the night when your little one won’t sleep, or when he cries and cries for no obvious reason, and so on.

There are only so many changes that you can anticipate before baby arrives.. And one of my favourites, that I didn’t really consider, is my new role as an all round entertainer.

In in order to shower and dress in the mornings, I have turned the whole routine into an entertainment show just for munchkin. I sing my way to the bathroom, through the shower, and back to the bedroom with the little man watching me from his stripey bouncing throne the whole time. Getting dressed is the grand finale.. I Now find myself putting on some music and singing and dancing along to it as I dress.


The current favourites are ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie. Particularly good when munchkin’s bottom lip starts to wobble and I belt out ‘When you are feeling grey and loneeelyyyy, just stick out your chin, and grin, and saaaaaayyyy…’

Well well it makes me laugh anyway. It doesn’t always work for munchkin. Perhaps ante natal singing lessons should be a thing… image

About The Author


Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.


  1. Ali | 19th Jun 15

    Oh my word, look how big he’s getting Becky! Time flies, doesn’t it.

    • thesparklenest | 19th Jun 15

      I know Ali, four months already! My big grown up boy :-) thanks for my first comment! I hope all is well with you xx

      • Ali | 19th Jun 15

        Its busy, I can say that. New job, new house (we hope).

      • thesparklenest | 19th Jun 15

        That sound exciting! What’s the new job? X

      • Ali | 19th Jun 15

        I work from home now as a remote p.a. for two medical specialists. Pays good and no more horrible commutes.

  2. Apples or tomatoes? #LittleLoves | thesparklenest | 15th Aug 15

    […] The Sparkle Nest Show was performing again this week when Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ came on – what else is there to do but stop whatever you’re up to and dance? Rob and I danced around the kitchen, whilst munchkin watched us from his bouncer – looking a bit stunned… […]

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