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The Christmas Paradox

Merry Christmas and all that stuff and don’t forget to write, Now if you would all be on your way I’d like a silent night. It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed your stay, I have you must believe me, I just wish that it were over now because your leaving would relieve me. I’d like to say that the magic of this day would be with me until I die, But out of respect for the holiday I feel that it would be wrong to lie. I’ve spent the time following you around and picking up after your kids, Putting food back in the refrigerator and closing up all of the lids. I’ve even picked up your smelly socks after making Christmas dinner, While you’ve all gotten fat it seems that I’ve grown that much thinner. But when next year comes you’d better be here to visit with Santa Claus, Don’t tell me that you’ll spend Christmas time over at your in-laws. Because Christmas is a family time and we all should be together, And you can tell your in-laws that you’ll be theirs on Arbor Day forever.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 6:51:00 AM
    i don't have to tell you that this is a wonderful piece of work. but sence this is the soup... well you know, thats what we do. and as for payment for this wonderful piece of work i will put it on my favs list. yes it will bring many smiles. john

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 3:15:00 PM
    Tony as always fun to read and also the love within. Wish I was one of those pain in the neck loved family visitors! Big Hug Lizzie

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 5:46:00 AM
    This is really funny and so true... I miss my parents, bigtime. But I don't miss driving to their place way out in the boonies, through snow and traffic, to a place where everyone smoked but my husband and I, ( one year I had to spend an hour outside, shivering) I don't miss people ripping open gifts in some kind of present orgy, I don't miss spending 3 hours doing dishes cause my stepmom used every dish in her arsenol... but I miss THEM, The minutes that really meant something, the love..,

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 1:41:00 AM
    It is so cute and hilarious. I had a laugh and smiled through your poem on this one! May your days be merry and bright, but not with bad moments like you've experienced! :)

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 7:49:00 AM
    another cute one from you, Tony. Had to chuckle at this one! Enjoyed. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 6:03:00 AM
    Very nice Tony but what is Arbor day? x