Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve At Nana and Papa's

'Tis the night before Christmas in our little old house
And no one remains but me and my spouse.

Our kid's have gone home, twelve grandkids as well.

But they stayed and they played for quite a long spell.
We laughed and we ate. We played and we laughed.

We did this till we were all thoroughly daft!

The stockings which marched along banisters high

Were snatched and then emptied in the blink of an eye.

The mountain of gifts that surrounded our tree
Was leveled in no time from what I could see.
On our dining room table had been food of all kinds

And in an abundance to boggle most minds.

It was gobbled up fast. And now all that remains

Are crumbs, dirty dishes, and rugs full of stains.

The house is now quiet except for the snoring

Of our dear little dog. Or is that ME who's snoring.

Yes, I relish this time to kick back and unwind
To play over and over the day in my mind.

It was worth all the work. It was worth any stress.
Though it sounds strange to some, it was worth the big mess.

For it pleasured me so all the bright happy faces,
All the laughter exploding, all the heartfelt embraces.

It pleasured me so.


  1. I laughed so much my sides ached and cheeks hurt. We had a great Christmas with everyone. Thanks for the trouble and stress.

  2. As I said in the poem, it was worth it. We did have a good time, didn't we. The grandchildren were so sweet.

    Of course, I took literary license in my poem and lied about the food. I had tons left over. That's your great-grandma Irene coming out of me. I think I am feeding an army when I fix for family.

    Love you, dear.

  3. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. You are very fortunate person to have a such a nice family. Have a Happy New Year too!

  4. that was a very memorable event. i thought i am gonna have the baby by then coz my tummy ache soo much from laughing!!!well, it was false alarm,i actually pee in my pants!!!that's how much fun we had!!! we love you .

  5. Hi SusieQ!

    I've been slacking on checking out blogs. This is so great, and it's so nice to see the photos of your family. Sounds like a great time! Happy 2006 to you.

  6. Oh, Meegan, we had a great time Christmas Eve day with the whole family at our house. I'm still finding xmas bows in odd places around the house.

    The holidays have curtailed some of my blogging activities. I am sure that has been the case for many bloggers.

    I'll be checking up on you and your blog as a matter of routine now.

  7. I love the pictures, your family is so big now. It's wonderful to see the family is still and always will be so close. Miss you.

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