Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas the morn before Christmas

'Twas the morn before Christmas
and all through the house
the cat had barfed hairballs
each resembling a mouse

The child was snug on the couch watching TV
as a means of protecting her mom's sanity
The husband had gone off to work one more day
(Though he'll come home 'round noontime, or so he did say)

And I in my blue jeans and sweater did go
Out to the driveway to clear out a mountain of snow
For the snowplow he came, his course he did run
Leaving piles blocking all driveways unmeltable by the sun

(That would assume that the sun would be coming out this day,
No way, said the weatherman - the skies shall stay gray,
with some showers of rain, that'll then turn to ice
So coming home from church tonight, the drive will not be too nice)

Back into the house I trudged to thaw out my toes
and down some Advil for the pain in my back which arose
From scraping and shoveling the mountain of slush
(Would've been an easier task had I muscles, not mush)

Soon Kiddo and I will head out the door
for those last minute things I forgot at the store
then home again to make some more peppermint bark
To fill up the holiday tins which are empty and stark
And a tray or three of peanut brittle, so crunchy and sweet
To snack upon through the day as a pre-Christmas treat

The sugar that then will course through our blood
Will ensure our energy levels will not turn to mud
For once church is over, there's packing to do
(and a wee bit more wrapping, and loading the car up too)

Then finally, Hubby and I shall collapse on the couch
While up on the bookcase the cat, she will crouch
We'll watch A Christmas Story and laugh, shaking our heads
and then in the wee hours, we'll take to our bed
Knowing that not too much later, Kiddo will appear
Hoping that Santa's been by with his eight tiny reindeer

And thus it will be, finally, at last, Christmas morn
(Remembering that this is the day Jesus was born!)
We'll gather with family, we'll gather with friends
and celebrate the happy occasion again

So from me and my family to you and to yours,
Safe travels, good times, great company and more
Are what we are wishing, indeed it is true
We wish a very, oh so merry
Christmas to you!!


My name is Andy. said...

Awesome!! Well done!!

Merry Christmas and may it be a hairball free day!(at both our homes!)

kwr221 said...

Very clever!

Merry Christmas!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Girl, you are just TOO talented!

nikkicrumpet said...

WOO HOO you did a really great job with that. And I bet it wasn't easy! Very Merry Christmas to you Heather and to your family. Thanks for the laughs you bring into blogland. And give George a big old Merry Christmas kiss from me!

georgie said...

You Rock!!!
Merry CHRISTmas

Paige said...

MErry christmas to you too--hairballs and all

From one stuck in an airport for no good reason

momto1 said...

This is just too darn adorable!! I'd like to know though, how long did this take for you to brainstorm???

Merry Christmas and safe travels!

Anonymous said...

What a clever and hilarious take on the classic!

A very, very merry Christmas to you and your darling family, my friend. I feel so blessed to know you.

Kelsey said...

Such a great poem!

Merry Christmas to you.

Carrie said...

Merry Christmas Heather!