T’was three days before Christmas, and all through the house,
ALL the creatures were stirring, and jumping on the couch.
The ornaments were hung on the Christmas tree with care,
And re-hung again (and again and again) until the branches were bare.
Quiet games (like Legos) were dumped on the floor,
While the boys dueled with light sabers and pistols and more.
The boys assured Mom they’d be as good as can be,
If only she’d let them have Wii or TV!
But Mom’s plan was house cleaning, much to the boys’ dismay,
And they “helped” in a totally wild-boy way.
The dust rags went flying, the broom was a sword,
They knew Mom’s way of cleaning would make them be bored!
Mom said, “Let’s finish! There are still toys out, see?”
While the boys’ minds were thinking, “What’s in that present for me???”
Dad arrived home after working long hours,
To find the boys using their super hero powers.
The parents both did some quick mental math,
To count down the minutes before the kids could have baths.
They made it through dinner and got the toys put away,
Whew, what an end to a very long day!
And once the kids were all tucked in their little snug beds,
While visions of Lego sets danced in their heads,
Dad turned to Mom with his eyes all a-glaze,
“Just think, we only have to make it another two days!”