Shopping, baking, cooking, dusting
Having guests is wonderful, but
Oh, the preparation!
If you have sufficient time,
It isn’t really taxing.
Take things slow and in between,
Just squeeze in some relaxing.
Holidays come once a year
And when your job is hosting,
All that leads up to the day
Is countdown to almost-ing.
It feels good to check your list
And cross off things you’ve finished;
Soon you’ll see that all your chores
Have gradually diminished.
Then your company will come
And kudos you’ll be gleaning;
But in your mind, your thoughts will be
On all the hours of cleaning!