Mom’s Night Before Christmas

December 11, 2012

in Confessions

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a productive thing moved, except a wireless mouse.
The stockings were flung on the floor in despair,
because one more blog post had to be there.

The children were crying, not staying in bed,
While Mama drank whisky and swore in her head.
She screamed at the top of her lungs down the hall,
Don't you know Santa is watching this brawl?

When out of the chaos arose an idea,
that would have viral social media appeal.
Away to the children, threw open the door,
Flipped on the camera and began to record.

The moon that I got from my four year old son
made me giggle and I knew that the story was done.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a crazily wrapped package that simply said, “Mom.”

Their eyes-how they twinkled! Is this a bad time to tweet?
Their cheeks were all dimples their giggles quite sweet!
I opened the paper and untied the bow,
And when I saw what was there my heart overflowed.

A necklace of beads tied together with string,
Colored with crayons and beads from my earrings.
My boys jumped up and down and said, “Mom, try it on!
We made it ourselves!" then I knew I’d been wrong.

No matter how loud, no matter how messy,
No matter how stressful, no matter how fussy,

No matter I don't even have time to read,
My boys are my gifts, and that's all I need.

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.


Rachel December 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

Absolutely LOVE this. Many people need this reminder. Including myself!

Jill December 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

So a fun reminder about what is important not just at this time of year, but all year.

Bee December 12, 2012 at 10:19 am


Samantha Brinn Merel December 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

I love this! I think it definitely has viral appeal 🙂

IASoupMama December 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

Very sweet! 

Ginny Marie December 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

So true!! I feel the same way about my little girls…but sometimes they do drive me nuts!
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Stacie @ Snaps and Bits December 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

So clever! My boys are my gifts too 🙂

Kristin December 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Well done!  Am going to share this for sure.

Gina December 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Awwww…I loved the whole poem. The important things in life are those messy little things that are oh so sweet. I have a sign in my kitchen that says "Little Monsters Live Here". There is nothing more true but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Vanessa December 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

This is a very cute post.

MizYank December 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

What a lovely sentiment (and such a fun poem to play with!).

Kim at Mama Mzungu December 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

simply beautiful.  Funny and sweet without being sappy.  I'm sharing this with everyone!

shannon December 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I've never liked the varied versions of this poem. I like this one. Very much. 

Kathleen December 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

Too funny and so sweet. Loved it!

Dawn Beronilla December 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

What a sweet poem!
Aww boys are the bestest. 

Christie December 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

This is so well done.  And I love the look of your blog.  Bravo.

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