is the holiday season, and all through the houses, every creature is stirring,
from people, to mice.
The decorations are arranged,and most family traditions
still haven't changed.
Children are outside in the snow, and being
very fair, with their hats' large pompoms dancing in the air.
their down jackets, and children in their boots, have just set outside to
new snow suits.
When families in the store argue all day, they place their
items on the counters and are ready to pay.
Away to their car they go in
the snow, as the toddlers watch in amazement as snowflakes begin to blow.
moon that night hit the houses and the bare trees, somehow putting tired
families at a relaxed ease.
Even at late night, bright and lit cars passed
making all awake children yell in their tiny, night blouses.
The cars held
cheerful drivers, all rosy and pink, and parents knew at once who was at
their properties' brink.
More rapid than cheetahs the relatives stepped out,
all of the hosts began to yell and shout.
" Now Linda! Now Marie! Now
Tom and Aunt Mary! Come on Alexandra! Don't be afraid, Uncle Perry!"
the top of the front steps, to the vast and large porch, relatives brought
suitcases, and for light used a torch.
As the shopping
families had raced to their cars before, guests run into the house to hosts
So the luggage is all brought inside, filled with wonderful
gifts that everyone is trying to hide.
And then, in a second, the children
a soft little hoot, as well as the very suttle shuffling, of each little
As they all ran down the stairs and were skipping to the front
door, they suddenly
got glimpses of many pairs of boots on the floor.
The guests walked
in, wearing jackets lined with fur which was fake, covered in a dusting
of beautiful, shimmering, very white snowlflakes.
They all had wet backpacks
and they all looked like school kids, wearing wornout slacks.
how they sparkled, their wet skin so pale, their lips were
like blueberries, they looked like minors from a classic fairy tale.
looked as damp as wet pine tree trunks, and some of it stuck
up, making them look
like heavy metal punks.
The hems of hats held on to their
heads, but when
they took them off, they looked like they just got out
of their beds.
all had dimples, and very plump cheeks,but when they
all laughed, sounds came out in squeaks.
Some were very round and others
when the children
saw them closely, they smiled at the relatives they
were eager to greet.
The guests all had jolly old smiles and faces so bright,
children and assuring the parents that nobody would go
to sleep that night.
Aunt Mary and Linda talked nonstop and didn't take
time to settle down,
else forced them to take off their coats, each
revealing an elegant evening gown.
And after laying a hand by every child's
face, the guests
were led upstairs to settle in their space.
to their beds, and
out tired sighs, but a few seconds later got
up and for some reason, insisted on baking pies.
Later that night when everyone was tucked in, the tiny little cousin said
his first words, "Happy holidays everybody, happy holidays to the alults
and the children!"