Twelve days of holiday! #Christmas

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My take on a classic!

On the first day of holidays
My children gave to me
A bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the second day of holidays
My children gave to me
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the third day of holidays
My children gave to me
Three temper tantrums,
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the fourth day of holidays
My children gave to me
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the fifth day of holidays
My children have to me
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the sixth day of holidays
My children gave to me
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the seventh day of holidays
My children gave to me
Seven snow requests
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the eighth day of holidays
My children gave to me
Eight arguments
Seven snow requests
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the nineth day of holidays
My children gave to me
Nine broken presents
Eight arguments
Seven snow requests
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the tenth day of holidays
My children gave to me
Ten tummy aches
Nine broken presents
Eight arguments
Seven snow requests
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the eleventh day of holidays
My children gave to me
Eleven headaches hammering
Ten tummy aches
Nine broken presents
Eight arguments
Seven snow requests
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
On the twelfth day of holidays
My children gave to me
Twelve great big hugs
Eleven headaches hammering
Ten tummy aches
Nine broken presents
Eight arguments
Seven snow requests
Six loads of washing
Five super smiles!
Four lame excuses
Three temper tantrums
Two nights of coughing
And a bucket load of sick, yippee!
Merry Christmas!!!

A Poem from my book, Poetic Rituals, available on Amazon here –Β myBook.to/PoeticRITUals

Author Zone, Ritu Bhathal, Poetic Rituals, Writer

Merry Christmas!

 

75 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Purushothman Vaikkath
    Dec 31, 2017 @ 06:01:00

    I with my entire family wish you & your family and friends a prosperous,
    successful New Year 2018.
    May you and your family be happy, healthy and full of energy throughout.

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  2. Radhika Acharya
    Dec 28, 2017 @ 04:20:06

    Lol! Sounds like a lot of fun . πŸ™‚
    Well captured!!

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  3. Jennie
    Dec 25, 2017 @ 13:11:12

    πŸ˜…πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ

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  4. Susan Lakhan - The Inspirational Warrior
    Dec 25, 2017 @ 08:47:51

    Love this. (that’s a lot of buckets of sick eewww) Merry Xmas. Xx

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  5. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Dec 25, 2017 @ 00:12:08

    Merry Christmas to you all. πŸ˜‰ Michael

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    Reply

  6. mitchteemley
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 22:57:54

    Merry Christmas, Ritu!

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    Reply

  7. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 21:51:43

    Reply

  8. reocochran
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 21:44:12

    Aww, sounds like family and all the ups and downs.
    Hugs to you and your family, Ritu. Hope you have fun and lots of love flowing at Christmas! πŸŽ„βœ¨β€

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  9. Jim
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 20:05:27

    Happy Christmas to my most favorite UK lady. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  10. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 19:00:38

    This is wonderful, Ritu! πŸ™‚

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    Reply

  11. indishe
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 12:36:17

    A very adorable take on family life

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    Reply

  12. charlypriest
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 12:02:43

    I was going to say Merry Christmas, but after reading this “May whichever God you worship or don’t worship……have mercy on you

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  13. Purushothman Vaikkath
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 11:27:18

    Thanks. Happy X-mas and new Year 2018 in advance.

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  14. wafflemethis
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 04:26:13

    I’d make the most of the smiles and hugs while you have the chance. πŸ˜‰you love it really😘

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  15. incahootswithmuddyboots
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 07:17:51

    Cute! And so true! Now our kids come over to visit on Christmas, and then they go home! Merry Christmas Ritu!

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  16. Kat Myrman
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 00:53:46

    I love it!!! 😊

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    Reply

  17. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 00:27:46

    Perfect!! Hope your holidays are merry and bright…..and healthy! πŸ™‚

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  18. syl65
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 23:55:21

    Worth it for those hugs in the end! ☺

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    Reply

  19. Silver Threading
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 23:42:08

    How clever and absolutely adorable this is, Ritu! I remember those days very well. Did you buy any wine? If so, drink it now… and every day until they go back to school! Merry Christmas. ❀

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  20. Erika Kind
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 23:12:15

    Haha!!! Fantastic, sis! Totally drawn from life πŸ˜€

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  21. MeRaw
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 21:25:35

    Absolutely superb x

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply

  22. vanbytheriver
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 21:11:58

    Sorry for the sick, but it inspired something brilliant here, Ritu. πŸŽ„

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  23. Judy Martin
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 20:07:02

    Oh this is brilliant Ritu. What a shame though that poor ‘Lil Princess has not been well and you have also been poorly. Let’s hope Christmas will be illness free for you all! πŸ™‚

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  24. Anna
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 20:06:27

    Brilliant! Merry Christmas:)

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    Reply

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  26. TvKapherr, CatsattheBar & BackHomeinBromont
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 15:15:31

    Very clever! Sounds about right to me. πŸ™‚

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