Thursday, December 24, 2009


It was the night before Christmas,
When all through the abode,
Only one creature was stirring,
And she was cleaning the commode.

The children were finally sleeping,
All snug in their beds,
While visions of Nintendo 64 and Barbie,
Flipped through their heads.

The dad was snoring in front of the TV,
With a half-constructed bicycle on his knee.
So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,
Which made her sigh, "Now what's the matter?"

With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand,
She descended the stairs, and saw the old man.
He was covered with ashes and soot, which fell with a shrug.
"Oh great," muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean the rug."

"Ho-ho-ho! cried Santa, I'm glad you're awake.
Your gift was especially difficult to make."
"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is some time alone.
"Exactly!" he chuckled, "I've made you a clone."

"A clone? she asked, What good is that?
Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit-chat."
"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess.
You'll relax, take it easy, watch The Young & the Restless."

"Fantastic!" the mom cheered.
"My dream come true!
I'll shop. I'll read,
I'll sleep a whole night through! "

From the room above, the youngest began to fret.
"Mommy?! I'm scared and I 'm wet."
The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
"Hey," the mom smiled, "She knows her part."

The clone changed the small one, and hummed a tune,
As she bundled the child, in a blanket cocoon.
"You the best mommy ever. I really love you."
The clone smiled and sighed, "I love you, too."

The mom frowned and said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal.
That's my child's love, she's trying to steal."
Smiling wisely Santa said, "To me it is clear,
Only one loving mother, is needed here."

The mom kissed her child, and tucked her into bed.
"Thank you, Santa, for clearing my head.
I sometimes forget, it won't be very long,
When they'll be too old, for my cradle-song."

The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."
With the clone by his side Santa said, "Goodnight.
Merry Christmas, Mom! You'll be all right!"


Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a good-night!


  1. Good poem and Merry Christmas to all you Moms!!

  2. Cute poem. Have a happy CHRISTmas!

  3. What an awesome poem!!!! Next time, the clone needs to clean the toilet! That was absolutely precious ~ Merry Christmas!!! ♥

  4. never heard that before but it was awesome! Merry Christmas Miti!

  5. Awwwwww, what a great one! Sure makes us appreciate our jobs - as messy and tiresome as they may be!

    Hope you have a wonderfully Merry CHRISTmas, Miti!!!


  6. love the poem!

    ~Merry Christmas ladies~

  7. It is true that matter how hard we try as mother's we would never give up our place!Merry Christmas


    Hey Miti, who won your blog header giveaway? Did you already announce a winner and I missed it????


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