A MOM'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all thru the abode
Only one creature was stirring,
she was cleaning the commode.
The children were sleeping all snug in their beds,
While visions of Nintendo flipped through their heads.
The dad was snoring in front of the TV
with a half-built bicycle left 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 soot, which fell with a shrug.
"Oh great," muttered mom, "Now I must clean the rug."
"Ho-ho-ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're awake."
"Your gift was especially difficult to make."
"Thanks, but what I want is some time left alone."
"Exactly!" he chuckled, "So 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. Same fat on the thighs.
"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess.
You'll relax, take it easy. Watch Young & the Restless."
"Fantastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream come true!"
I'll shop. I'll read. I'll sleep the night through!"
From the room above the youngest did fret.
"Mommy?!" he said "I scared... and I'm wet."
The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
"Hey," the mom smiled, "She does know her part."
The clone changed the small one and hummed him 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 in here."
The mom kissed her child and tucked him in bed.
"Thank you, Santa, " for clearing my head.
I sometimes forget it won't be so 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 his goodnight.
"Merry Christmas to Mom. You'll now be all right."
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