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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Someone's taken my stocking!!

T'was the night before christmas

And all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring,

Not even a mouse.

Apart that would be,

From Seth...oh how SHOCKING

Who awakened his mother


"Seth!" hissed his mother

( she can be rather surly)

It is just after 3...

That is REALLY too early!

" Go right back to sleep!

Lie back down in your bed!

Don't you waken your dad

Or the boys!" She then said.

"But", wailed young Seth

"It WAS there, hanging high,

Now it's gone and I just

Have no clue as to why!

There's a thief in this house

And I'm terribly sad

Because who, in this world

Would do something so bad?"

"Come with me", said his mother

But do NOT make a sound!"

And they crept to the lounge

Where she looked on the ground.

"Shhhh" be so still

"Look at this little boy"

And he stared at the floor

And his heart filled with joy.

For there, in a row

Were stockings, 1, 2, 3,

"One for Eli, one for Isaac and

LOOK, one for ME!"


The crime had been solved,

There was even a letter

From Santa himself,

That made everything better.

The tree was surrounded

With gifts for the boys

there were so many parcels

Filled with treasure, like toys.


"Thank the Lord" thought Seth's mother,

"Now we'll go back to bed

And grab some more sleep"

Which was easily said.

Wide awake now, she lay and she tried

( But in vain)

To snuggle back to down in her bed..

And sleep once again.

But it just wouldn't happen

Damn and blast it to ...well,

I'll let you imagine, I

Just cannot tell.

It is now past 4.30

And Seth's mother is here

Feeling weary and grumpy and

Lacking in cheer.

She can only but hope

That the day starts much later

Or she'll be an old hag

And they're all bound to hate her.


After 3 hours sleep,

It all starts up again,

the stockings were opened and

we were happy just when

The boys saw the masses

Of gifts waiting there

So we opened them all and

Dumped the trash on the chair.


There were toys and some clothes

And some treasures galore

We can hardly believe that we

Could ever want more.


Some real dreams were given

Some huge smiles we did see

When we opened those presents

Hidden under the tree.



But the 'stuff' though it's lovely

And exciting and new,

What we try to remember

Is the meaning that's true.

That this time of the year

we should be extra kind

We should care for each other

And keep it in mind

That at christmas it's Jesus

We should think of and praise

And should keep Him up front

In our hearts all our days.

So from our House to yours

May we wish you all well.

And a Happy New Year

While we're at it, as well.

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Blogger Julie Q said...

:) Very cute Helen! I love the Grumpy Butt jammies too!

Merry Christmas Helen! And a very Happy New Year to you as well.

I hope your flight home goes as well as the flight to the states.

8:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, and you're VERY clever! Have been vicariously enjoying your vacation.

2:23 am  
Anonymous Lacey said...

Me too!

11:53 am  
Anonymous Julie Bo said...

You're simply BRILLIANT.. Yep.. BRILLIANT!

3:32 pm  
Blogger TN said...

Helen, I haven't read your blog in over a week and just now I caught up with you on your vacation. Thanks for telling us about it all. It seemed so exciting even to me here in Tennessee. I imagine you have had a wonderful time, but will be happy to be back to your home. May all of you have a very Happy New Year....just as you have had a Merry Christmas. I loved reading about your journey! The boys are so cute. I kept looking for a picture of you...I wouldn't have minded the cold sores and the fuzzy hair!!!! Stay Safe and Happy!!!! TN

9:03 pm  
Blogger TN said...

Oh, And I LOVED the poem! Clara... That is almost brilliant!!!!

9:05 pm  

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