Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

I found this version on a website called Xmasfun. Enjoy all you mums out there!






'Twas The Night Before Christmas
For moms!

Written by Karen Spiegler. Originally published in "Maniac Moms: A Humorous Newsletter for Crazed Mothers" in December/1993. 


Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the abode
Only one creature was stirring, & she was cleaning the commode.
The children were finally sleeping, all snug in their beds,
while visions of Nintendo 64 & Barbie, flipped through their heads.

The dad was snoring in front of the TV,
with a half-constructed bicycle propped on his knee.
So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,
which made her sigh, "Now what is the matter?"

With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,
She descended the stairs, & saw the old man.
He was covered with ashes & soot, which fell with a shrug,
"Oh great," muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean the rug."

"Ho Ho Ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're awake."
"your gift was especially difficult to make."
"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone."
"Exactly!" he chuckled, "So, I've made you a clone."

"A clone?" she muttered, "What good is that?"
"Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit chat."
Then out walked the clone - The mother's twin,
Same hair, same eyes, same double chin.

"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess.
You'll relax, take it easy, watch The Young & The Restless."
"Fantastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream has come true!"
"I'll shop, I'll read, I'll sleep a night through!"

From the room above, the youngest did fret.
"Mommy?! Come quickly, I'm scared & I'm wet."
The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
"Hey," the mom smiled, "She sure knows her part."

The clone changed the small one & hummed her tune,
as she bundled the child in a blanket cocoon.
"You're the best mommy ever. I really love you."
The clone smiled & sighed, "And I love you, too."

The mom frowned & said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal."
That's my child's LOVE she is trying to steal."
Smiling wisely Santa said, "To me it is clear,
Only one loving mother is needed here."

The mom kissed her child & tucked her in bed.
"Thank You, Santa, for clearing my head.
I sometimes forget, it won't be very long,
when they'll be too old for my cradle & song."

The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."
With the clone by his side Santa said "Goodnight.
Merry Christmas, dear Mom, You will be all right."

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Christmas!

Yes, you definitely know it's Christmas, not when all the shops start playing Carols in November and all the decorations come out. 
But when your kids come home excited about a performance they are working on at school and kindy!

Xander's class performed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, in a remixed version, in front of parents and grandparents, relatives and the entire year 1-2 team.
Here's a sneak peek at the performance :)


video

Esmee had a Christmas Cracker Extravaganza and sang not one, not two, but seven(!) songs with her new friends at Montessori@Flagstaff.




Amazing that they all learnt and remembered seven carols and did really well standing in front of two dozens parents! Of course then a special visitor arrived followed by a shared morning tea/lunch.


(Christmas is also the time to be spoilt with food and presents!)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fireworks

Esmee had her dancing show on Thursday. This term was dancing to Katy Perry's Firework.
They were so cute and managed to get the timing pretty well.
Here is a little snip of the show, love Esmee's smile!!

video

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Knitting: A remedy?

On Friday night a week ago while Alan was at a work xmas party, i taught myself to knit courtesy of a few youtube videos.
Tuesday night i finished my scarf!

Knitting is very meditative and relaxing, and all weekend as i clicked away with my wooden needles guess what. NO HEADACHES!
Could i have found a possible way to beat the nasty niggles?

But then Monday night i was in bed at 7 with one, and i think it was because of the close attention i paid to the knitting all weekend - well except for a break in there for xmas shopping.
But i think the key may be to relax more. Not be lazy, but relax whilst having my mind working away at something soothing. And it suits my creative side!

Next project: A lacey scarf for Esmee, and a dragon scale scarf for Xander. Both will have a hood to cover the ears and head during winter!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

On the Farm...

There were some Cows.


And those cows, they get milked.



 On the Farm.
There are some tractors.
And those tractors, have the kids enthralled!




We went to my soccer coach's dairy farm on the Saturday. The kids loved it! Even got to drive the quad bike.





Hmm, and our naughty puppy wrestled with a chicken and Lee had to crawl under the house to get him back!