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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