Twas the Night Before Christmas

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  1. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Hey all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish you all the BEST. :)
     
  2. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

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    Merry Christmas DL, and to all our friends here at RVUSA.
     
  3. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

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    Merry Christmas to all!
     
  4. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

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    Merry Christmas to all!
     
  5. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

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  6. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    Parents' Night Before Christmas

    The REAL Night Before Christmas
    (By Parents)

    'Twas the night before Christmas all through the house
    I searched for the tools to hand to my spouse
    Instructions were studied we were inspired,
    In hopes we could manage "Some Assembly Required."

    The children were quiet (not asleep) in their beds,
    While Dad and I faced the evening with dread:
    A kitchen, two bikes, Barbie's townhouse to boot!
    And now, thanks to Grandpa, a train with a toot!

    We opened the boxes, my heart skipped a beat
    Let no parts be missing or parts incomplete!

    Too late for last-minute returns or replacement;
    If we can't get it right, it goes straight to the basement!
    When what to my worrying eyes should appear
    But 50 sheets of directions, concise, but not clear,

    With each part numbered and every slot named,
    So if we failed, only we could be blamed.
    More rapid than eagles the parts then fell out,
    All over the carpet they were scattered about.

    "Now bolt it! Now twist it! Attach it right there!
    Slide on the seats, and staple the stair!
    Hammer the shelves, and nail to the stand."
    "Honey," said hubby, "you just glued my hand."

    And then in a twinkling, I knew for a fact
    That all the toy dealers had indeed made a pact
    To keep parents busy all Christmas Eve night
    With "assembly required" ‘til morning's first light.

    We spoke not a word, but kept bent at our work,
    ‘Til our eyes, they went blurry; our fingers all hurt.
    The coffee went cold and the night, it wore thin
    Before we attached the last rod and last pin.

    Then laying the tools away in the chest,
    We fell into bed for a well-deserved rest.
    But I said to my husband just before I passed out,
    "This will be the best Christmas, without any doubt.

    Tomorrow we'll cheer, let the holiday ring,
    And not run to the store for one single thing!
    We did it! We did it! The toys are all set
    For the perfect, most magical, Christmas, I bet!"

    Then off to dreamland and sweet repose
    I gratefully went, though I suppose
    There's something to say for those self-deluded,
    I'd forgotten that BATTERIES are never included!
     
  7. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    The Night of Christmas

    'Twas the night of Christmas, But I just couldn't sleep.
    I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep
    The leftovers beckoned The dark meat and white,
    But I fought the temptation with all of my might.

    Tossing and turning with anticipation,
    The thought of a snack became infatuation!
    So I raced to the kitchen, Flung open the door,
    And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore.

    I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
    Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
    I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
    Till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground!!

    I crashed through the ceiling, floated into the sky
    With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie,
    But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees,
    Happy eating to all ... pass the cranberries, please!
     
  8. Shorty

    Shorty Senior Member

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    THOSE ARE FANTASTIC!!!

    THANK YOU! we needed the laugh
     

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