In this season of giving here is my annual “Ode to Ho, Ho, Ho”
T’was the week before Christmas and all through my house
Not a space was left empty, with no room for the spouse
My table was piled high with gift wrap
My floors were a menace and creating a trap
The buying was done and I was too tired to care
All my presents were wrapped and ready to share.
Gifts bags were placed under the tree
As PawPaw and Snowy waited with glee
To pounce on the ribbons and bows with no fear
After all, they do it year after year.
The lights were all on — Oh “Con Ed” I sing
“Thanks for the watts, I can’t wait till spring”
My couch looked so comfy, so let me sit for a spell
I think I’ll play Candy Crush right here on my cell.
I rested my head but then heard such a noise
I jumped up so quick and said “Not again you naughty boys”
But there in my kitchen what did I see?
My dear hubby Bob preparing a hot cup of tea.
I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself
“What a cutie” I thought “What a Christmassy Elf”
With a wink of his eye he gave me the drink
As he put the spoons and dishes into the sink.
We sat and we sipped and looked at the tree
As cozy as two peas in a pod could be.
Our daughter Bri was snug in her bed
As visions of goodies danced in her head.
We nodded off to the sounds of the seasons
Carols were playing so soothing, so pleasing
I dozed for a while but then woke with a jerk
I thought to myself, “Who will do all this work?”
As I sprang to my feet and gave Bob a whistle,
He guessed the summons and flew like the down on a thistle,
“Oh well” I exclaimed as he sprinted out of sight,
Not for Nuthin™ but Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
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