Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

and all through the house 


Not a creature was stirring - not even a mouse. 

The tables were arranged with obsessive care

In hopes that the relatives would be happy there. 

The children were nestled all snug in their beds 

Battered and traumatized from the many times that Mommy said....

Do not make a mess - don't touch that it's clean! 

The Mommy worked hard to not be too mean. 

and Mamma in her sweat pants 

and Daddy in his hat 

Were never going to get 

Their much deserved nap

When from the kitchen there arose such a clatter 

I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. 

Away to the pantry I flew with a dash. 

Threw open the door and let out a gasp. 

When what to my exhausted eyes should appear 

but a bad little pug with no morals or fear 

Doing the best that she knew how to do 

To hoist her fat self to the top shelf of food. 

She was little and feisty and naught and quick 

I knew in a moment that I never should kick

More rapid than eagles my coursers they came 

and suddenly words came out of my mouth much too horrible to name! 

At this point I am not sure that I remember the song

Plus there is still much to do and my rhyme is too long. 

I will gladly exclaim as I turn off the light 

Happy Thanksgiving to all 

and to all a good night!!!!!! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! 

:) 

Holly 

114 comments:

sandy said...

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

EmilytheCreative said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wendyburd1 said...

LOL, that was good, Happy T-Day!!

Tranquility said...

Haha - that was so cute and funny... and SO, SO TRUE for my house!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Super cute!!

I hope you are having a fabulous Thanksgiving!

heidi said...

LOL that was fantastic!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Campers said...

THAT was greatness & would make a great children's book :)

Tam said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope it was a great one!

krissy said...

Very very cute!

Lisa @ Serah's said...

Oh how cute!

greedygrace said...

Love it! Ah, life with a dog...

Happy SITS Day!

Kim said...

I remember dreading hosting family get togethers at our house growing up! My Mom turned into the cleaning nazi and everything had to be in order. And now the situation has reversed and I totally get it!

Laura said...

happy fb day! have a great one

Mrs. M said...

Pugs...so much trouble in cute little packages! Happy FB day =)

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

How cute! I can especially relate to "Don't touch that - it's clean"! LOL

Mimi said...

So cute!

Charmaine said...

Wow - I'm impressed! With the poem and the pug!

Katy said...

Too cute! Happy SITS day!

forcoffeelovers said...

Hi visiting SITS, love the poem.

Yaya said...

Lol! Very creative!!!

Sugar Mommy said...

Aaaahhhh, brings back memories of dog ownership.

Cute story/poem! Happy SITS day!

Melissa said...

I love this! Very cute poem!

Astrid said...

Very cute & clever poem! Happy SITS day!

Cyn said...

Baaaaad doggie! Isn't that what you said? :) Happy sits day!

Sapphire said...

How clever are you! That was great and funny!! You have inspired a post from me about our cat one Thanksgiving. I don't think I could make a poem, though!
Happy SITS DAY!!!!

Pam said...

Happy SITS day! That is GREAT poem! I love it. I have a pug, too, and I can totally relate. Very funny.

Becky said...

Cute poem. Happy SITS day

sandy said...

Cute stuff! Happy SITSday:0)

Jaime said...

Too funny! It sounds like it's never a dull moment in your house. Enjoy your special SITS day! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

You had the table set the night before?!? You are better than me! I'm still running around like a mad woman an hour before...maybe I need to start by setting the table.

Hello from sits!

Cat said...

Have a fabulous SITS day..

Kriste said...

That is cute! Happy SITS day!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Happy SITS Day!

glenna said...

Stopping by from SITS! Have a good day!

Ryan and Katie said...

Haha! Cute!

Joy said...

Congrats on your SITS feature :o)

tammy said...

Great post!! ;) Stopping by from SITS.

JamieH said...

very cute...Stopping by from SITS.

Kasey said...

That was good. Stopping by from SITS to say hello.

Kara said...

That is hysterical!
Congrats on being saucy today.

Creative Junkie said...

omgosh, that was funny! Loved it!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That was funny!! Loved it!

Happy SITS Day! :)

Jenny-Jenny said...

Thanks for the laugh. Sadly real and relatable.

Allison D said...

Hilarious. Sounds like a Mother's Day incident I once had with a bulldog

Taryn said...

You are adorable! This is too funny!
Congratulations on being the SITS gal today! I am really enjoying your blog. I hope you enjoy your day!

Love,
Taryn

Laura said...

Cute poem. I hope your Thanksgiving turned out to be stress free.

jesthebes.com said...

Cute, cute. Love the story

Cher said...

Oh, this is SOO clever! I love doing off-takes of popular poems/songs like that! You are good! Happy SITS day!

Future Mama said...

Wow you are so good at this! I've tried writing a few poems and I'm really bad at rhyming, haha. Happy SITS day!!

Rachel said...

So cute! I have my version of "the cat in the hat" on my blog.

natalie said...

Hilarious! I have a naughty dog, too. He climbs legs to get onto the couch!

Ronnica said...

Clever!

Rbarakat said...

Too cute!

Rachel said...

What a cute poem!

Ali said...

Fantastic!

Michelle said...

Did you make that up?????? that was wonderful

Industrioushead said...

Great post! Happy SITS day!

Shannon said...

Again... awesome.

I hope you weren't too stressed to have not enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

Stereos and Souffles said...

You are awesome, I loved that!! Here from SITS.

Delectable Dining said...

Visiting from SITS... love the poem! So cute!

Ashley said...

Happy SITS Day!
Great rhyming skills... hope it was a great one for you!

Tranquility said...

I remember reading this when you originally posted - loved it then, love it now!
I popped back over to this post to say CONGRATULATIONS on your big SITS Day!

Mariel said...

Very clever, you're quite talented!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Goldibug said...

Great post! Happy SITS day!

christy rose said...

Very Cute and Funny! And i completely relate!

Zeemaid said...

Great poem! :)

Happy SITS day.

Tonya said...

Awesome poem! Happy SITS day!

Cammie said...

Happy SITS day!! I heart bowhead's too!

Heather said...

How long did it take you to write that? It was great!

Vivienne said...

Fab. So funny.

Alex the Girl said...

Oooo...too horrible to mention. I'm glad that the worse my thanksgivings ever did was too many dishes in the sink!

Mandy said...

Ah, children and dogs...the only thing that keeps my house from being clean...well I guess without them it wouldn't really be a home. Love the poem!

Days of Whine & Noses said...

that was very clever! hope you had a nice holiday!

Happy SITS day!

Vickie said...

Happy SITS day! Love the poem. Over the weekend our dog chewed on my shoe while I was blogging.

Katie said...

This is so creative! And too funny!

carma said...

you are quite the poet! funny story..

Willo said...

How creative!!!

Marrdy said...

How cute! I hope you and the pug had a great Thanksgiving!

Tara said...

That is good!! i could NEVER come up w/ something like that!!!

shortmama said...

wow great job!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

Great poetry!!
Stopping by from SITS

Lani said...

Very cute poem:)

Mama Nut said...

I love it! Visiting from SITS, great blog!

Rachel said...

That reminds me of A Christmas Story... with the "Bumpasses dogs."

Anita said...

Stopping by from SITS, great poem!

Hairline Fracture said...

Happy SITS day--this is a cute poem!

Windi said...

Very cute! Well done!

Amy said...

Sounds fun.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Heh. Funny.

Leslie said...

Enjoy your SITS day!

jubilee said...

Very creative. Loved it.

Susan said...

Stopping by from SITS! That is so funny and very creative. Congrats on being the FB today.

abroadermark said...

So funny! Thanks for the giggle. : )

Fresh Mommy said...

Hahaha... that was too cute!! Good job :)

Amy said...

Very creative!

happy SITS day!

Mercedes said...

I am not even close to being that clever with my words. Happy Sits day!

Jeannie Finelli, RN said...

Very cute! Happy SITS day :)

Liz said...

Cute! found you at SITS

Jessica - This Is Worthwhile said...

Cute!

Nana said...

That was very cute!! Never trust a fat dog.

becca greene said...

isn't that always the way. lol. happy sits day.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Your little Pug sounds like my kiddos! ;) They're sneaky and can sniff out any hiding place where Mommy hides treats!

Happy SITS day!

Aubrey said...

LOL
Loved it!

Hope you had a wonderful SITS day!

Evy said...

What an awesome post! Nice rhymes!

Brandy said...

What a great little diddy about the "baby" getting in trouble!

Tanielle said...

That was awesome!!!

Tammy Kling said...

Found you from SITS - and that was so worth it! LOL!

Mandy said...

Happy Belated SITS day! LOL!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Cute poem. Congrats on your SITS day.

Stepalicious said...

Wonderful! What a creative post!

Rae Ann said...

Happy (belated) SITS day!

Gotta love those naughty dogs, huh? I've got three. They are a mess, but I love them anyway!

Rachael said...

Hilarious! What a great post! Happy SITS day!

Gamma Sharon said...

Sorry I am late getting to your posts. Hope you had a great SITS day.
Congrats on being the FB!
BTW, I love Nicole Noredman. You have a great blog.

Michelle said...

Yes, I'm days and days late... sorry! :)

I love the poem, and the sentiments. Someday, I'm sure I'll feel them, too. In my family though, the previous generation still holds sway for all the holidays.