‘Twas some hours before Christmas, the yard muddy-green.
Our wood stove was crackling, and most rooms were clean.
With two elders out working, and the rest layin’ low,
the afternoon slid by watching “That 70’s Show”.
With Mom making headwear, and me being on-call,
the plan was to eat, and watch, and generally sprawl.
The cat got a new toy, a pink fluff for lazy,
that caused her to temporarily go spastic and crazy.
The puppers are flaked out, and sawing up logs
but most of the time they are barky-bark dogs.
The youngest keeps tabs on the fat guy in red,
as Daughter Dearest is styling Mother Dears head.
While Number Four snorts at the jokes on the show,
the litres of tea that I’ve drunk starts to flow.
We’re chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool.
Theres a couple of weeks til they go back to school.
Until then, however, it’s time for the Famdamly Unit.
The fighting, the wrestling, the true Christmas Spirit.
There’s eggnog, and popcorn and all kinds of lights,
and nary a dusty bunny anywhere in sight.
This year’s been tricky. A humdinger for sure.
Sickies, and late nights and a financial cure.
But here near the end, where the time winds away,
Just being together, and happy, is okay.
So be excellent to each other, and party on dudes,
To do so otherwise, is simply just rude.
It’s the season, as always, so let’s just be clear:
Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year