My oldest is home from Texas A&M for the rest of this week (gig 'em whoop howdy), so our house is back up to full capacity.
After they all finally rolled out of bed at about a quarter to ten, we were lounging around the living room watching the run-up to the Winter Olympics. My middle one remembered an assignment from the 8th grade where she had to re-write the "Night Before Christmas". She said that I oughta post it on the GeezerChron, and I said, "If you can dig it up, I'll post it today..."
Well, she did, it's pretty good, so here it is.
‘Twas the night before Chirstmas and all through the zoo
Not a creature was stirring, not even Shamu.
The bats were all hung in the cages with care
In hopes that Saint Nick would soon be there.
The snakes were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of mice ran around in their heads.
When outside the cages, there arose such a clatter,
The tigers sprung from their dens, to see what was the matter.
Away to the cage door they made a mad dash,
When they dove for the door, it made quite a crash.
The parrot sat on a branch and he laughes,
“Santa’s sled, hey, it is pulled by giraffes!”
Santa swings from the trees by his arms to the cages
It was like he’d been doing this stunt for ages.
Fruits and veggies, and seeds; bananas and steaks,
There were even some nice little mice for the snakes!
“On Longneck, on Spotty, on Too Tall, on Stretch,
You giraffes are too fast for even reindeer to catch!”
The giraffes pulled the sled as they started their flight
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
That is my wish for all of you! Uh, not the "...nice little mice..." part, the "Merry Christmas" part.