>Twas the night before Christmas...Mommy style
>Twas the night before Christmas,
>when all thru the Abode only one creature was stirring, & she was cleaning
>The children were finally sleeping, all snug in their beds, while visions
>Nintendo 64 & Barbie, flipped through their heads.
>The dad was snoring in front of the TV, with a half-constructed bicycle
>propped on his knee.
>So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter, which made her sigh,
>what is the matter?"
>With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand, she descended the
>& saw the old man.
>He was covered with ashes & soot, which fell with a shrug,
>"Oh great," muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean
>"Ho Ho Ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're awake. Your gift was especially
>difficult to make."
>"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is time alone."
>"Exactly!" he chuckled, "So, I've made you a clone."
>"A clone?" she muttered, "What good is that? Run along, Santa, I've no time
>for chit chat."
>Then out walked the clone - The mother's twin, Same hair, same eyes, same
>"She'll cook, she'll dust, she'll mop every mess. You'll relax, take it
>easy, watch The Young & The Restless."
>"Fantastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream has come true! I'll shop, I'll
>read, I'll sleep a night through!"
>From the room above, the youngest did fret.
>"Mommy?! Come quickly, I'm scared & I'm wet."
>The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
>"Hey," the mom smiled, "She sure knows her part."
>The clone changed the small one & hummed her a tune, as she bundled the
>child in a blanket cocoon.
>"You're the best mommy ever. I really love you."
>The clone smiled & sighed, "And I love you, too."
>The mom frowned & said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal. That's my child's LOVE she
>is trying to steal."
>Smiling wisely Santa said, "To me it is clear, Only one loving mother is
>The mom kissed her child & tucked her in bed.
>"Thank You, Santa, for clearing my head. I sometimes forget, it won't be
>when they'll be too old for my cradle & song."
>The clock on the mantle began to chime.
>Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."
>With the clone by his side Santa said "Goodnight. Merry Christmas,
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