Eddie In Bed is a poem by Michael Rosen, in this poem he explains his late son named Eddie (being a baby) having a nightmare.
DISCLAIMER: This is a transcript for a video of Michael performing the poem/book, not a transcript from the actual poem/book itself.
Eddie In Bed.
Sometimes I look really tired because,you see when most people are fast asleep I hear WAAAH that's the baby. Eddie so I get out of bed and go into his room,and he's sitting up in bed,and he has these nightmares... Not nightmares like you have,like Dracula biting your head off or something he has nightmares about people taking food away from him so one night I go in there and he's sitting up in bed,lifting his arms above his head and banging them down screaming I want my biscuits ! I want my biscuits ! Now if you can imagine that,you can also imagine that at this time,he was sleeping in the same bed as his brother who was six and you have to imagine his brother's head is right next to Eddie's hip Think about it. Eddie's hands go up above his head and WHAM! Down by side right on Joe's head. I want my biscuits ! I want my biscuits ! so Joe,lifts his head and says whats going on ? WHAM! I want my biscuits ! whats going on ? WHAM! Stop it Eddie ! Wham back, POUF ! I want my biscuits ! WHAM! Okay fellas I say ! Cut it out and I lift Eddie up and I take him in our bed What a stupid thing to do. you see most people sleep with their head on the pillow and their feet at the other end of the bed. when Eddie comes to our bed, he sleeps with his head next to his mother's head and his feet in my ear.and you have to imagine that those feet sticking in my ear,and those toes, those toes are going wiggly wiggly wiggly wiggly down my ear. all night so by the time I get up in the morning. I'm very tired and very cross. but I can always get my own back on him in the morning 'cos, hehehe! he hates having his nappy done.........