I wrote this for my big kids to read when they get home from school tomorrow.
It’s meant to be silly. Mostly. 😉
*Disclaimer* I know we are responsible for our own emotions and attitudes. I know Christmas is about Jesus and not about presents and a clean house. I also know my kids are healthy, capable (pre)teenagers and that holiday preparations are a family affair. And giving them a glimpse of my point of view may help motivate them toward action. I can’t be the only mom in need of a hand, right? 😉
Huddle close, my children. I have a tale to tell –
A cautionary whisper that I hope will serve you well.
This is a simple story of two families I knew,
A lot alike in many ways, yet different in a few.
One family had a legendary wonder in their midst…
A Happy Christmas Mommy who gave happy Christmas gifts.
The other family was distraught when Christmas Day arrived,
For theirs, the Grumpy Christmas Mom, had killed the Christmas vibe.
Now I can see it in your eyes, the question forming there…
Which mommy-type will visit us? Which mother will appear?
The answer lies in you, you see. You have a secret power,
Which you can choose to use for good in this eleventh hour.
Your mom does so much you don’t see, she’s working hard for you.
Hers is a labor born of love – her privilege. It’s true!
But there is more to do these days than one mere woman can,
That’s where your grateful hearts come in – to lend a helping hand.
Your mom will try her best to keep her attitude in check
No matter what your choices are, but you can surely bet
A day of helping out will really minimize her stress,
For guests are coming and we need to minimize the mess!
So though your finals are complete – you’re ready for a break,
Just pause and think about the cost and all that is at stake.
A Happy Christmas mom is one who feels your gratitude.
The Grumpy Mom is simply tired of stinky attitudes.
❤ Merry Christmas! Happy Mom-ing!