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Monday, December 22, 2014

T'Was a Few Days Before Christmas

by Jody Worsham
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T'was a few days before Christmas

And all through the halls

Christmas decorations covered everything, every  wall

Gifts were wrapped in early NovemberI

Problem was I could not remember.

Was this a toaster or blender for Aunt Sue?

And this odd shaped box all wrapped in blue

With no tag how do I know to whom it was to?

Oh Black Friday  saved me lots of cash, of that I  am clear

But forgotten contents leads me to tears.

With no list and no time to re-wrap, what was I to do with this pile of…..stuff.

There was only one thing for me to do in this quandry

Call in the Christmas snoopers and forget the laundry.

Two little elves who live here year round

Came when I whistled and appeared in one bound.

They spoke not a word but went right to the task

As if to say, “We knew this day would come at last.”

Their skills for snooping and identifying by touch, led to no surprises on past Christmas Days for this bunch.

“Our skills are unsurpassed.  We can save this holiday disaster.

This is a tackle box for Uncle Lassiter.”

And in a twinkling the job was completed.

They gave me the list and no name had been deleted.

I knew at a glance what had been given to whom.

And I heard them exclaim as they raced to their room,

“Merry Christmas dear Mama, the gift you got us is nifty.

We promise to look surprised when we open the X-Box 360.”


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Absolutely wonderful.

Because of an iffy memory and tags that fall off, I have devised a system. I buy two large rolls of wrapping paper, one for adult packages, one for children. Everyone has a different color ribbon, and this is the way I identify them. Of course, finding the list that I wrote the people's name and corresponding color is another matter.

sharon said...

So clever, Jody. You are so funny, no matter what disaster you face.

Hope your Christmas is the best one yet.

fishducky said...

Merry Christmas to you & ALL of yours!!