See Mother.
See Mother laugh.
Mother is happy.
Mother is happy about Christmas.
Mother has many plans.
Mother has many plans for Christmas.
Mother is organized.
Mother smiles all the time.
Funny, funny Mother!

See Mother.
See Mother smile.
Mother is happy.
The shopping is all done.
See the children watch TV.
Watch children, watch.
See the children change their minds.
See them ask Santa for different toys.
Look! Look!
Mother is not smiling.
Funny, funny Mother!

See Mother.
See Mother sew.
Mother will make dresses.
Mother will make robes.
Mother will make shirts.
See Mother put the zipper in wrong.
See Mother sew the dress on the wrong side.
See Mother cut the skirt too short.
See Mother put the materials away until January.
Look! Look!
See Mother take a tranquilizer.
Funny, funny Mother!

See Mother.
See Mother buy raisins and nuts.
See Mother buy candied pineappleand powdered sugar.
See Mother buy flour, dates, pecans, brown sugar, bananas and spices.
Look! Look!
Mother is mixing everything together.
See the children press out cookies.
See the flour on their elbows.
See the cookies burn.
See the cake fall.
See the children pull taffy.
See Mother pull her hair.
See Mother clean the kitchenwith the garden hose.
Funny, funny Mother!

See Mother.
See Mother wrap presents.
See Mother look for the end on the Scotch tape roll.
See Mother bite her fingernails.
See Mother go.
See Mother go to the store ten times in one hour.
Go Mother, go.
See Mother go faster.
Run, Mother, run!

See Mother trim the tree.
See Mother have a party.
See Mother make popcorn.
See Mother wash the walls.
See Mother scrub the rug.
See Mother tear up organized plan.
See Mother forget gift for Uncle Harold.
See Mother get hives.
Go, Mother, go!
See the faraway look in Mother's eyes.
Mother has become disorganized.
Mother has become disoriented.
Funny, funny Mother!

It is finally Christmas morning.
See the happy family.
See Father smile.
Father is happy.
Smile, Father, smile.
Father loves fruitcake.
Father loves Christmas pudding.
Father loves all his new neckties.
Look! Look!
See the happy children.
See the children's new toys.
Santa was very good to the children.
The children will remember this Christmas.

See Mother.
Mother is slumped in a chair.
Mother is crying uncontrollably.
Mother does not look well.
Mother has ugly dark circles under her bloodshot eyes.
Everyone helps Mother to her bed.
See Mother sleep quietly under heavy sedation.
See Mother smile.
Funny, funny Mother!

3 comments :

Frank, Heidi and Family said... Reply To This Comment

I love that !!! I feel that way too many times. I have everything organized, all the things checked off my list, all the days planned with one fun Christmas activity to do with the kids, etc. Suddenly things go crazy , YM activities suddenly get rescheduled, church meetings are rescheduled, the school holds random assemblies, kids get sick, Gavin refuses to go to yet another store to go Christmas shopping, a sister's wedding suddenly happens admist all the Christmas stuff, etc. After this season is over I'll be sad (like I always am when everything is open) but I'll be happy when life slows down a bit.

Melissa said... Reply To This Comment

That is hilarious! Especially because Vincent reads Dick and Jane everyday... I'll have to print it out and teach him some new words and a little irony.

Designher Momma said... Reply To This Comment

oh this is the best...in the worst way. Loving and laughing!

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