Twas the day after Christmas

Twas the day after Christmas, we were stuck in the house
The kids were all fighting, I was sick of my spouse
A heck of a snowstorm had trapped us inside
For days at a time there was nowhere to hide.

A great Christmas feast left us plenty of food,
A bottle of wine helped to sweeten the mood.
The tryptophan coma from turkey was nice,
But we were still in the house watching snow and some ice.

Eric was eyeing his new fishing gear,
And hoping that soon the weather would clear.
He’d shot the kids twice with his new pellet gun,
Which sounds kind of mean but was really quite fun.

We had played with the Wii, watched a movie or two
Even checked out “The Grinch” with Max and a Who.
New toys to try kept us busy at first
But the twitchies set in and we were all at our worst.

By Saturday morn we were growling and glaring,
One kid complained that the other was staring.
We’d been trapped by the snow for what seemed like forever
(It was only 2 days but the rhyme works so clever).

Then what to my wondering eyes should appear
but a snowplow and truck and a friend who is dear!
Thank goodness for Bob who had come to our house
In his own brave attempt to avoid kids and spouse.

I spotted his face behind the Chevy steering wheel,
And was happier then than I knew I could feel.
He pushed lots of snow to the back of the lot
Prompting Eric to whip out a snowblower on the spot.

Neighbor Tom joined the fun with a snowblower too,
And the snow how it flew, with snowblowers times two.
They rearranged cars and cleaned up the snow.
It’s still on the ground but at least we can GO!

I was worried we’d commit a felony or two
All trapped in the house like animals in a zoo,
But then Bob showed up and it all worked out fine
And that’s how we survived the Christmas Blizzard of ’09.

2 thoughts on “Twas the day after Christmas

  1. I wish I had 1/10 of your creativity!! I laughed all the way through today’s blog. It has definitely brightened my afternoon.

  2. Thanks Kim. Glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write, and had my family chuckling and adding suggestions as I worked on it.

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