Wednesday, December 26, 2007

T'was the Morning After Christmas

And all through the house, none of the children were stirring,

It was as if they were soused.

The puppy was wired, as I got him from bed,

And visions of chewy toys danced in his head.

I opened the door and told him to "go"

But something spooked him, could be all that snow!

It fell from the sky with the greatest abandon,

And I counted my blessings, so happy to have them!

Then suddenly I heard the patter of little feet,

And down the stairs my oldest soon did creep.

"Good Morning Mom," he said like nothing had happened,

As if he hadn't just missed Christmas, and all of the action.

A smile on his face and a fever now gone,

He plopped down on the couch and got his Nicktoon groove on.

And I, as I sat there, heaved a great sigh,

To have a healthy child, how lucky am I!

The family did miss him, they sent him his gifts,

And words of "I wish he was here" often fell from my lips.

But Christmas will come again next year,

And the immune systems better be working,

Do you hear that virus? Stay clear!

Not long and the usual banter will resume,

Brothers will fight and sister will say "Go to your room!"

But the moments of peace, as seldom they come,

Will get us through the day . . .

And the Wii will bring us some much-needed fun!

Thank you, Santa.

15 comments:

Kellan said...

Oh - he missed Christmas? Poor baby! So glad to hear he seems better and I hope it was still a nice Christmas for your family. Hope everyone stays well. See you later. Kellan

LindaJ said...

you are so clever. I want snow...everyone around me has snow but me...now that is wierd.

Cathy said...

Glad he's better. We were stricken too. Ugh.

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oy, everyone has been dreadfully ill. Here's hoping that immune system is as contagious as the flu and colds we're plagued by! Hope your Christmas was merry despite the sicknesses.

jen said...

very clever, sister. am so sorry to hear about the sickness...it's going around for so many of us but yet it all works out ok.

Kyla said...

I am glad he's on the mend and that he didn't feel the loss of Christmas day too keenly.

Mom said...

"Priceless!" There are 2" here already and our company has fled South. Let it snow, let it snow, .... We can still have a White Christmas w/ all of you... tomorrow! Your presents are waiting....complete with tons of hugs.

xxxooo

flutter said...

You are so on top of it!

Amanda said...

We had a pre-Christmas infestation of some sort. Here's to a healthy New Year!

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Nicktoons make so many things less painful!

Adorable post. What a sweet boy!

Love to ya!

All Adither said...

Ha, good one!

Hooray for health.

Angie
(www.AllAdither.com)

painted maypole said...

poor, sick kid. glad he is better, and happy. :)

and wii!! a little jealous over here, I must say.

Becky said...

lol thank you santa indeed!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

This was so cute! I'm sorry your oldest was sick for Christmas. Glad he is feeling better! You guys got a Wii!? Lucky!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I hate that one missed Christmas....but I am sure he still got all his presents!

Hope your family stays happy and healthy for the new year!