This was inspired by the middle child, who when he was very young and got caught doing something naughty used to say that the "shadow R***n" had done it! We've all got one of those...
THERE’S ANOTHER ME THAT’S NAUGHTY
There's another me that's naughty
And it’s very plain to see
That the other naughty person
Absolutely isn’t me.
When I tidy up my bedroom
I make sure it’s spic and span,
But the other me that’s naughty
Doesn’t buy into my plan!
So with everything I put away
The naughty me will shout
That she hasn’t finished playing,
And leave all the best toys out…
When my clothes are in a jumble
Don’t you see, it’s just the same?
It’s not me that left them messy,
It’s the naughty me to blame!
And that special bar of chocolate
That went missing from the drawer?
It’s the naughty me who took it,
(Like the many times before…)
If someone left the lights on
Well there’s no use in asking: “Who?”
It’s the naughty me that just forgot
The thing she had to do.
So remember when you think it’s me
I’m really not the one...
It’s the naughty me that’s far too fond
Of having all the fun!
GD December 2013