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Thursday, December 23, 2010

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas for Moms…..
Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the abode
only one creature was stirring, and she was cleaning the commode.
The children were finally sleeping, all snug in their beds,
while visions of X-Box and Barbie, flipped through their heads.

The dad was snoring in front of the TV,
with a half-constructed bicycle propped on his knee.
So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,
which made her sigh, “Now what is the matter?”

With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,
she descended the stairs, and saw the old man.
He was covered with ashes and soot, which fell with a shrug,
“Oh great,” muttered the mom, “Now I have to clean the rug.”

“Ho Ho Ho!” cried Santa, “I’m glad you’re awake.”
“Your gift was especially difficult to make.”
“Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone.”
“Exactly!” he chuckled, “So, I’ve made you a clone.”

“A clone?” she muttered, “What good is that?”
“Run along, Santa, I’ve no time for chit chat.”
Then out walked the clone – The mother’s twin,
same hair, same eyes, same double chin.

“She’ll cook, she’ll dust, she’ll mop every mess.
You’ll relax, take it easy, watch The Young & The Restless.”
“Fantastic!” the mom cheered. “My dream has come true!”
“I’ll shop, I’ll read, I’ll sleep all night through!”

From the room above, the youngest did fret.
“Mommy?! Come quickly, I’m scared & I’m wet.”
The clone replied, “I’m coming, sweetheart.”
“Hey,” the mom smiled, “She sure knows her part.”

The clone changed the small one and hummed her tune,
as she bundled the child in a blanket cocoon.
“You’re the best mommy ever, I really love you.”
The clone smiled & sighed, “And I love you, too.”

The mom frowned and said, “Sorry, Santa, no deal.”
That’s my child’s LOVE she is trying to steal.”
Smiling wisely Santa said, “To me it is clear,
only one loving mother is needed here.”

The mom kissed her child & tucked her in bed.
“Thank you, Santa, for clearing my head.
I sometimes forget, it won’t be very long,
when they’ll be too old for my cradle & song.”

The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, “It works every time.”
With the clone by his side Santa said, “Goodnight.
Merry Christmas, dear mom, you will be all right.”
               ~ author unknown

Sometimes, we need reminding of what life is all about. Especially at times during the Holiday season, when all we seem to do is clean and bake and shop and and and and and and……..You get the picture, I’m sure.  

My boys are all home for Christmas this year & we are having a wonderful time!  Brings back so many memories of when they were younger.  They grew up way too fast!!

So stop for a moment and hug that little one so special, whether he/she is 2 or 22, or even older than that. For they are the Gift that God gave us in life….and what a gift to be treasured, far above any other! May the real meaning of Christmas be with you all this year, is my prayer.

Merry 'Christ'mas!!!!!
Blessings & Love to you All!!
~ Coreen


  1. Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my friend. Enjoy your lovely boys.

  2. Just enjoyed the poem - great thoughts and reminder.

  3. I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas! I'm so glad you are my bloggy friend! Enjoy your boys, Coreen~!


  4. My wife is short - can I hug her?
    Merry Christmas!

  5. That is a wonderful poem! So true :) Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Christmas!! :)

  6. That is such a sweet poem Coreen ~ and full of good lessons! :) I will indeed give a hug to hubby, son and kitty this holiday season.

    Warmest Christmas wishes to you and your family Coreen!
    xo Catherine

  7. Merry Christmas to you! I love that poem. It's so true! My girls are in their thirty's wish they were little again. I thank God everyday for my little grandson!

  8. What a find that poem is! Sometimes we don't realize these things till the children are all grown. Our granddaughter is between us now and we are hugging and snuggling with her.

  9. Just stopping by to say MERRY CHRISTMAS, Coreen, to you and your family. We just returned from several days at the beach in NC.... NICE!!!!! Now--we are excited because family is coming for Christmas...

    Hope you have a good one.

  10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year dear Coreen,
    much love

  11. You and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  12. Such fun!! Merry Christmas, dear Coreen!!! Love, Janine XO

  13. Wishing you a Very Merry Chirstmas ! May God bless you with all the happiness !

    Sabi Sunshine

  14. I enjoyed the poem. Of course, on Christmas Eve I had a sick 13 year-old throwing up ... and he didn't make it to the toilet. Gross. I spent an hour helping him to learn how to clean up that mess himself. I think a clone would have come in very handy!

    I hope that you had a really great Christmas with your boys. It is a good time in life! But then, with a bit of perspective and gratitude, each year is a good time in life. :)

  15. What a sweet story! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Coreen! Hope your days are perfect and beautiful. :) :)


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