Twas the Night before Christmas (Momma’s version)

Twas the night before Christmas and here in my nest

My five kids were stirring and making a mess

The stockings were hung in the laundry to dry

Along with six loads to be done on the fly.


The children were rowdy and jumped on the bed

While visions of spa days danced in my head

And daddy sat unmoved, remote in his hand

As I continued to clean, hoping this day would end.


When out of my mouth arose such a shout

I sprang into the air and said “let me out”

I’m tired of the noise and the constant commotion

I need a break, seasalt and some lotion!


My husband arose when he heard the clatter

He dropped the remote to see what was the matter

He ran down the stairs as the tears wet my face

And said, “Yes dear, you need a break from this place!”


And with kindness and care, he hugged me so sweet

And promised a spa day as he rubbed my feet.

Then he drew me a bath with salt and perfume

And lit a few candles and left the room.


Now John, Ashley, Janice, Si, Seth

Come quickly, obey me, it’s now time for bed.

Brush your teeth, wash your face, put your pj’s on

No nonsense, you children or your toys are gone!


And then in my home a still quiet rested

A silent night, a miracle, oh what a blessing!

I relaxed in the bath with spa days in my sight

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


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