Our Twelve Days of Christmas

Written by Emily

This Christmas season has been a mixed bag. I’ve been laid up with some kind of wacky virus that’s stripping me of energy and trying its best to drain me of my Christmas spirit. Despite the carols and Hallmark movies reminding me the holiday is heavy with syrupy sweetness and happy endings, our truth is more like this…

On the first day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
A virus for a Mommy.

On the second day of Christmas
the season sent to me:

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2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the third day of Christmas
the season sent to me:

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3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the fourth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the fifth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
5 Camera Takes   (or a million. thanks, Christmas cards)
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the sixth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:

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6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the seventh day of Christmas
the season sent to me:

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7 Late-Night Movies
6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the eighth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:

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8 Deer a Flying
7 Late-Night Movies
6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the ninth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
9 Meltdowns Brewing
8 Deer a Flying
7 Late-Night Movies
6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the tenth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
10 Toes a Freezing
9 Meltdowns Brewing
8 Deer a Flying
7 Late-Night Movies
6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
11 Shoes a Missing
10 Toes a Freezing
9 Meltdowns Brewing
8 Deer a Flying
7 Late-Night Movies
6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
the season sent to me:
12 Temper Tantrums
11 Shoes a Missing
10 Toes a Freezing
9 Meltdowns Brewing
8 Deer a Flying
7 Late-Night Movies
6 Crafts from Pinterest
5 Camera Takes
4 Nights of Take-out
3 Glowing Kids
2 Angel Wings
and a Virus for a Mommy.

Christmas in our house is more like a gift in a wrinkled paper bag covered in a mysterious stickiness and rocking a loud glittery bow. Perfectly messy.



Categories: Culture, Emily, Family, Home

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3 replies

  1. I was totally singing along! First, you are brilliant, and secondly (and most importantly) I really hope you get to feeling better! That’s just awful!

  2. Great little tune to whistle while you count the hours until you can sleep again!:) brilliantly worded! I am really hoping you feel better soon.

  3. so clever and hilarious!! I hope you’re feeling better 🙂

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