The Fairytale of Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe ,
In our wild house,
The eldest said to me, won’t ate another thing,
And then he threw a dance ,
The same ol’ meltdown tune,
I turned my face away,
And dreamed about school.

Well I ain’t the lucky one,
Couldn’t get the number one,
I’ve got a headache,
‘Cos Smyths was like a zoo,
So happy Christmas
I should’ve shopped online ,
I can see a calmer time,
When all my shoppings done.

They’ve got lists long as arms,
They think mother spins gold,
But the credit cards declined it’s too late and too cold,
When they first made their lists,
On a cold Winters day,
They promised me
no changes were waiting for me.

They are handsome
Sometimes petty,
Kings of Lego city,
When mama finished cleaning
They dirtied some more,
Crosby was ah’ dreaming,
While this mammy was singing
She kissed their wee foreheads
Then drank through the night.

The boys who have ADHD tire,
While waiting ,for the Sleigh
And this mammy’s crying out
For Christmas Day

Ye are pups
Ye are scuts
Ye’re full up on junk
Playing there with old toys,hidin’ shit in the trunk,
Ye rugrats, ye maggots
Can’t ye see mums run ragged
Happy Christmas me arse
I pray God my wine lasts

You boys are driving us mad
But we love ye , now go and play
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas Day .

I could have been an aunt,
Well so could anyone,
Those boys came outta me,
I’ve scars to prove it.
Ah god bless them babe ,
Can’t believe their our very own,
Cost us a fortune but
I’ve build my dreams around them

You boys are energetic and fun,
We love ye, in every way
And you lads are making this
An Awesome Day.

This was originally published on Firefly


  1. This is wonderful, Ger! Your love for your boys is heard in each verse! Christmas seems to come earlier each year and more stressful. It doesn’t help that signs are up in stores before Halloween is put away! But you have it right, it’s all about our little ones and the magic of the season we can see in their eyes!
    Merry Christmas to you and all of yours!

  2. Aw what a lovely poem about and for your boys at Christmas. I actually shopped on the high street this year instead of online. I actually quite enjoyed it and got everything bought a lot quicker. I may be converting back to the old traditions lol. Have a great Christmas.

  3. What a great poem (I admire anyone that can make anything rhyme!) Christmas can be so stressful and each year I think I’ll wrap earlier, and each year it is the hidden job that gets forgotten until the last minute!

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