‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Mother’s Version

Tonight I have an extra special Christmas edition blog for you! Please enjoy this sweet rendition of The Night Before Christmas by Breanna Lathrop! Merry Christmas Mommas!

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Every creature was stirring, except maybe a mouse

The stockings were strewn on the floor without care
Along with the shirts, pants, shoes, and underwear

The children were playing, bouncing bed to bed
While visions of super heroes danced in their heads

And I in my yoga pants and Dad in his sweats
Were checking the clock and making bedtime bets,

When up from the boy’s room, arose such a clatter
I ran up the stairs to see what was the matter

“He pushed me,” said one. “He lies!” said the other.
It’s not my fault,” they agreed, “blame my brother.”

I looked at them both and let out a sigh
The “To Do” list is long and a full night’s sleep is nigh

“Look here,” I told them, “This isn’t a game,”
I’ve got lots to do and I’ll list it by name:

Now wrapping, and baking, I’m starting to fret
Now cleaning, and washing until all is set

They listened intently, then smiled and said,
“Can we first hear a story so we can go to bed?”

So I snuggled up closely and cuddled them tight
And told them the story of the first Christmas night

They asked lots of questions while stroking my hair
And I forgot the long list because I no longer cared

They whispered, “I love you. It’s Christmas so soon!”
And I jokingly told them I’d be sleeping ‘till noon

The baby’s now exhausted from her constant fast pace
Sleeping with wispy curls cuddling her face

The dishes aren’t washed and there are presents to wrap,
But we’ll pour some wine and have a good laugh

For hope was born in a manger and still it lies
In the joy of child and the wonder in their eyes.

For despite all the craziness and chaos they bring
Being their mommy is the most wonderful thing.

Dream little ones, close your eyes, and sleep tight
May you carry the hope of this most beautiful night.

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