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AChristmas Story

Christmas Eve in the Gardner household
With mum’s prep for next day going well,
When her two boys, 9 and 7, began to fight
And Mike, her oldest, decided to tell

His brother Kenny, that there was no Santa
“Yes there is,” yelled Kenny, “that’s a lie!”
“No it’s not,” said Mike, “it’s just dad dressed up.”
Mike went quiet, and then started to cry

Mum came through when she heard the commotion
And asked Kenny, why he was so sad
“Mike told me that there is no Santa.”
She turned to Mike and told him, “That’s bad.”

“Well there isn’t,” said Mike, “it’s you and dad
Who put our presents under the tree,
At least, that’s what they’re all saying at school
And what Jimmy Jones told me.”

“And you believe everything Jimmy Jones says?”
Mum asked Mike taking charge of the situation,
Knowing that Jimmy was known for his lies
Perhaps she could use him, as damage limitation

Mike thought for a while; then he quietly said
“No I don’t, because he sometimes tells lies.”
Then he went over, and gave his brother a hug
Saying, “I’m sorry I made you cry,

It’s Christmas Eve, you shouldn’t be sad
Santa’s coming to bring us new toys.”
And with peace restored, they ran up to their rooms
Mum went back to work, thinking, ‘Boys!’

Copyright © Janette Fisher

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  1. Date: 2/12/2010 12:06:00 PM
    What a cute read. I so enjoyed Christmas with my two girls and 1 boy. Now I have 5 grandkids and it's a blast! Ellen

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 6:06:00 PM
    Very cool story! Indeed same thing happened in my household and that discussion happened over and over again. I have 3 boys and 3 girls. :) Thanks for sharing and thank you for your congrats on my poem today. Merry Christmas! Caroline.

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 11:18:00 AM
    This is one , we can all relate to , Janette and you really packaged and presented the story in a well rhymed sequence . Thanks for your kind comments ...

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 5:39:00 AM
    I remember that year very well. Still makes me wistful when I remember the days when they both believed. Great poem ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 8:05:00 AM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Janette.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 7:59:00 AM
    I really-really luv this poem, so perfect for the holiday season that's approaching.

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 9:14:00 AM
    lol... awesome in ways you no idea about in regards to me and my life! Bravo on this wonderful little write my friend. I just love this. Thanks for your visit and kind comment also. :) Happy holidays.

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 11:51:00 PM
    Nice narrative Janette.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments & kind words today.

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 2:22:00 PM
    how real is this! and cool! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 10:57:00 AM
    Sounds all too familiar, like at the Freeman household. Only thing is, when I was a child, you would have been hard pressed to have convinced me there actually was a Santa, for presents were hard to come by in those days. And Smile, I knew children who were meaner than myself who got plenty of presents. Lol, Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 11/15/2009 1:28:00 PM
    Got me a little misty-eyed here , Janette, what a peaceful, nostalgic write... A true loving mum she must have been...and what a wonderful poem...Tim

  1. Date: 11/14/2009 7:18:00 PM
    Lovely poem. Pam

  1. Date: 11/14/2009 8:39:00 AM
    Janette, Love the story! Excellent write. Thanks for sharing. Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 4:27:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading thank you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 2:22:00 PM
    yep I remember that christmas, it was never the same.

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 1:01:00 PM
    Hahaha! Fun piece, Janette! We all remember the day that someone tried to spoil our Santa-fantasy! Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 12:13:00 PM
    funny with a happy ending. i like it!------Ell