The 12 Days of Christmas…MESS!!

In honor of the daily Christmas MESS that I am perpetually cleaning up during the holiday season, I wrote this little ditty. Hope you enjoy!

On the first day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

All the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the second day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the third day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Sugar on the counter (yes, I’ve stopped counting)

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Glitter on the table (yes, I’ve started drinking)

Sugar on the counter

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Christmas cards off the shelf

Glitter on the table

Sugar on the counter

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Mittens on the floor

Christmas cards off the shelf

Glitter on the table

Sugar on the counter

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!!!! (Again?? Where are you getting all this wrapping paper??)

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Tissues from the box (Yes, you’re using all of those anyway!!)

Mittens on the floor

Christmas cards off the shelf

Glitter on the table

Sugar on the counter

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Crayons on the wall (seriously??)

Tissues from the box

Mittens on the floor

Christmas cards off the shelf

Glitter on the table

Sugar on the counter

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!!!!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my children gave to me —

Spilled Christmas candy (hand over the chocolate!!)

Crayons on the wall

Tissues from the box

Mittens on the floor

Christmas cards off the shelf

Glitter on the table

Sugar on the counter

Five empty wrapping paper tubes!!!!

Four untied gift bows

Three unstuck gift tags

Two temper tantrums

And all the ornaments off the Christmas tree-e-e-e!!!!!

 

Happy holidays from our family to yours!!!

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