Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night. Lying beside me with the quilt wrapped ‘round tight Your heavy breathing means you’re fast asleep There’s not a sound in the house, not even a peep. The first cry I hear, it’s not even eleven Here I was thinking, this night could be heaven I tip toe to my son’s room, careful not to wake My sleeping husband. Not a sound I make. Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night I’ve settled our son, and he’s out like a light I creep into bed, coz it’s damn cold out there My toes are like ice and you don’t even care. The second cry I hear, it’s quarter to two I wake in a jolt and head to the loo I tuck my kid in and rub his little chest Then I notice my husband has taken over the nest Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night There’s no quilt to spare, it’s wrapped round you tight I climb into bed and make a real fuss Kicking and moving and I start to cuss. How can you sleep so heavy and still? While I walk the hallway right up until Three thirty AM when our kid starts to doze He’s teething I think, but who really knows. Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night I rip off the quilt and give him a fright I shout at him: “Get up and settle YOUR child” “Can’t you see I’m tired, I’m about to run wild” My husband gets up and soothes the kid I lay in bed listening to what he just did He comes back to bed and falls in a coma I punch him in the back and scream “Roll over!” Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night It’s five in the morning and I’m a real sight It’s been a hell of a night, Panadol and teeth There’s a tap at the door and it’s my dog Cheef. He’s an old dog and needs to wee I let him outside and he runs free He chases a cat around the front garden In the chilly air my frown starts to harden. Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night I scramble for quilt and turn out the light I pass out so solidly, and dream of steamed greens I’m sleeping so hard, I don’t hear the screams. I wake up so late, it’s past nine o’clock I look at the bed in a state of shock I’m back to front, I don’t know what to feel Then I hear it so loudly: a sensational squeal. Hello to my husband who slept through the night It’s nice to see you awake in the daylight I say “thanks for the sleep in, what a difference it makes” He says “no worries, we’ve made pancakes.” Hello to my husband who I want to beat black and blue When you pass out so heavily and sleep right through But far out you’re a delight when you’re awake with our son You bring along some magic, and you’re actually quite fun. Hello to my husband who sleeps through the night It’s nine o’clock, and I think you’re alright However tonight do you mind helping out? Especially at 4am when our kid likes to shout. Love Ali.