Twas the week before Christmas, and all on the blog
Are photos of kids, wish lists, and even the dog.
The cards are not addressed, the presents not bought
Mom also has a wish list, but it’s not a lot
Before Christmas Day
I have something I want to say
I don’t want perfume or candy or a jewel
I just want a few things that I think are really cool
No fussing, no fighting, no jealousy, no war
Clean your rooms without whine and for us all will be fine
If you use a cup, wash it; the same goes for a plate
Wash them right away, and do not be too late
I need to tell you this now; it’s important for you to know
Don’t complain about the wifi; it is going to be slow
With a lot of people here that we all love so dear
The photos, the videos, the group texts you see
And no, we aren’t charging the guests a bandwith fee.
I forgot one thing to tell you my sweet teens
We need to filter our mouths and our wardrobe before we are seen
No eyerolling, no cuss words, and don’t wear anything too tight
I don’t want to ruin your dear grandparents’ eyesight
We can survive these two weeks, I’m absolutely sure
We will all act so sweet and really demure
I’m looking forward to this time off with all three of you
I can wait to see all the cool things we will do.
Remember what I said, and hold the rules dear
If you don’t give me what I want this Christmas, you need to have fear.
I don’t ask for much; I’m a simple mom
My goal this year truly is to be calm.