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Old 11-22-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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The Night before Christmas for Moms

The Night before Christmas for Moms

It was the night before Christmas, when all thru 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." The mother's twin; Same hair, same eyes, same double chin.
"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 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're 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.

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Old 11-22-2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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I love this! I had read it years ago but had forgotten it. Thanks for sharing Rainee.

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Old 11-22-2004, 11:16 PM   #3
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Oh nice one. Thank you.
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Old 11-23-2004, 05:48 AM   #4
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good reminder, Rainee.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:00 AM   #5
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Reminds us how precious our moments are. They grow up soooo fast!
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:07 AM   #6
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I need a kleenex now! Thanks for sharing this Rainee! :)
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:26 PM   #7
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I'm the one who always has to wake 3 or 4am and eat the cookies, drink the beer, whatever my husband and daughter have left under the tree for Santa's crowd. The last few years there have been bowls of water, apples and carrots for the reindeer too.
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:41 AM   #8
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I never even thought of giving Santa a choice of what he would enjoy. I love this Raine!!!! Hope you dont mind if I pass it on to all those that get flustered as I do at this very stressful time in all of our lives......
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:54 AM   #9
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Nay, please pass it on.

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