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A song by Mike Henson

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We were delighted to receive the lyrics to a song written by children’s picture book author and illustrator Mike Henson for his daughter Hannah. Mike sent this after reading The New Baby and MeRead it below:

Hannah while reading The New Baby and Me!

Here’s to the spanner
When we had it all figured out
Except for Hannah
She laughed,
“What are your plans all about?”

What are your plans when she smiles?
What do your plans really know?
There’s something in her eyes that says,
“Life has other ideas”.

Here’s to disruption
Comfort anaesthetises you
So wake from your slumber
Learn to greet the world made new
Learn to greet the world made new.

‘Cause what are your plans when she smiles
What do your plans really know?
There’s something in her eyes that says,
“Life has other ideas”.

Her sapphire stare,
Is worth more than all the trouble we’d avoid
We’re mining treasures of love beneath the soil
To fill the breadth and depth of the seas
We’re being stretched to be filled, and then we’re weak at the knees,

When she smiles
She’s going to set the world alight
There’s something in her eyes.
When she smiles
She’s going to set the world on fire
There’s something in her eyes.

For sure she’s got fight!
She’ll put our plans to bed tonight
So let’s bask in the Maker’s delight

  • Read about Mike’s parenting journey 
  • Check out some exciting craft activities to welcome home a new arrival
  • Hear how a mother used picture books to prepare for a new baby

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