My 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

As a parent of three boys, each with their own unique needs (for those of you who don’t read my posts regularly, I am mammy to a dictating toddler, a 10 year old with ADHD and a 13 year old with a life limiting condition called Hunter Syndrome), I thought I would try to give you a glimpse of our Christmas using The 12 days of Christmas as inspiration.

On the first day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – who knocked over the damn tree?

On the second day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the third day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the fourth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the fifth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – five minutes peace, four loads a washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the sixth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the seventh day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – seven bins overflowin’, six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the eighth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – eight movies repeating, seven bins overflowin’, six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the ninth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – nine public meltdowns,eight movies repeating, seven bins overflowin’, six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the tenth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – ten sleepless nights, nine public meltdowns, eight movies repeating, seven bins overflowin’, six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the eleventh day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – eleven turkey dinners, ten sleepless nights, nine public meltdowns, eight movies repeating, seven bins overflowin’, six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

On the twelfth day of Christmas my hubby cried to me – twelve pounds and creeping, eleven turkey dinners, ten sleepless nights, nine public meltdowns, eight movies repeating, seven bins overflowin’, six toys a broken, five minutes peace, four loads of washing, three boys are screaming, two TVs blaring and who knocked over the damn tree?

Hope that made you smile. A huge thanks has to go to my mates E and A, hubby D and my middle guy J for all the help and for their honesty when I suggested I sing this for them!!!

Christmas Card

On behalf of myself and my little family, we wish you and yours a very peaceful and love filled Christmas. May you all enjoy the little things and thank you, as always, for reading.

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About the Author

Geraldine Renton
Geraldine Renton lives in Galway city with her husband and three young sons. Life changed dramatically for Geraldine and her family back in 2008 when her eldest son, Ethan, was diagnosed with a life limiting condition known as Hunter Syndrome. Looking for an outlet for herself mainly, Geraldine began taking regular creative writing classes. In 2015, she wrote her first article which MummyPages published. Since then, she has continued to have her articles published all over the world. Geraldine writes openly and honestly about life with Ethan, often finding humour where others would neglect to look. You can also find plenty of Geraldine’s childhood stories throughout her website (http://geraldinerenton.com). In 2016 her blog “It’s Me & Ethan” won Best New Blog (2016), awarded by the Irish Bloggers Association. Geraldine continues to write regularly, not only on her own website but also for others. She is also writing a book! She has a non-fiction short story with ‘The One Million Project’, a global network of writers and illustrators coming together to publish a book in aid of different charities in the UK. The book is due for publication at the end of this year. When she’s not writing, Geraldine is a keen photographer and enjoys life with all her boys. She tells The Galway Eye she knows far too much about LEGO NINJAGO, Minecraft and how to burp on demand [*raises eyebrows* – Ed.] She possibly [no doubt about it – Ed.] has a Netflix addiction and recently became part of the Stream Team UK and Ireland for Netflix, running a Facebook page all about Netflix. Her motto in life is a lot like Ferris Bueller’s – enjoy the littlest of moments for they are the moments that make up a lifetime of memories.

1 Comment on "My 12 Days of Christmas"

  1. I love it! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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