Twas the night before Christmas, and I didn't feel like cooking,
so thank goodness for traditions, and while everyone was looking,
I cut out the tops of the bread bowls care,
and poured in the chowder and ignored Jacob's glare.
"I don't want it, I don't like it, oh how my mouth hurts",
and on and on he cried in sputters and spurts.
And Alayna, well, she made a big mess,
so daddy took over so the mess would be less.
And it's true that I didn't do her hair all that day,
But sometimes its pointless when all she does is play.
Joseph doesn't always like to smile in the norm,
He is intent on adding the cheese in all forms.
He too had some issues with finishing his dinner,
but after bribing with treats, we finally had a winner.
And Savannah, that diva, just refuses to lose,
the cheesy and weird photo contest the kids seem to chose.
And she wasn't content until I took lots of pictures,
of her with her face in all sorts of weird fixtures.
And so after dinner we all went next door,
to our neighbor's house for treats and Christmas cheer galore.
I know, I know. I have shocked you all with my incredible poem rhyming skills. Bet you didn't know I was so talented, did you?
Well it's true. I've already received numerous calls from wanna-be agents just begging for more masterpieces like the one you just read.
Because I'm a bit of a poet, and you did not know it. (name that movie)
Okay, fine... no, no not really. I don't do poems.
I can't even whistle.
I know, totally scandalous.
But we did indeed go to our awesome neighbor's house after dinner where we tried, I mean, we really did try, to get the kids involved in the nativity.
Savannah: Mary Joseph: A shepherd
Jacob: The donkey Alayna: A wise man riding on a camel.
We even tired to take a group photo with everyone else and was mildly successful.
Except Jacob refused to be a donkey for a moment longer! He was way too interested in playing with a truck. Although personally I don't see how a truck could be more interesting than a donkey, but that's just me. So he's not in any of these pictures.
I mean, truly, have you ever seen anything cuter than this picture?
I think not!
And then when my neighbor Bonnie tried to read the Nativity story, the kids lasted about two minutes.
Their attention was going...
Well, at least we tried.... right?