The Dinner Table

So Destiny has been bogged down with trying to prep Christmas before heading to the West Coast to see me.  She has fallen a bit behind on our 12 Days, but no worries, she will catch up.  For now, here is my Day 4.

Today’s challenge was “On the table.”  We tasked each other to write something about Christmas dinner.  Take a gander and chew on how we each interpreted the challenge.


‘Twas the day of Christmas
When an hour before dinner
Aromas were swirling
No fantasies of getting thinner

The Vera Wang china all pristine on the table
To keep up appearances we weren’t raised in a stable
The children both playing with their new Christmas toys
While sharing and laughing in excitement and joy

And hubby in his apron, and I in mine too
Have been slaving in the kitchen for an hour or two
Filet almost done after bathing for 3 hours
Casseroles made and my face covered in flour

Over to the oven, I run in a hurry
To rescue the rolls from a flaming fury
The mashed potatoes golden with melted butter
Tempt my senses as I resist with a flutter

When I look up, the hubby is swigging a beer
And toasting his efforts with holiday cheer
Seeing such pride and feeling such verve
I know that our dinner must be ready to serve

More rapid than wolves my children they came
And I calmed and corrected them both by name
Colette and William it’s time you settle down
Lest you want to start dinner with a sad mommy frown

To the bathroom, wash hands!
Then sit nicely in your chairs!
Now bow your heads, fold your hands, and say Christmas prayers!

With a blessing and gratitude and end with Amen,
Our small family gathering was free to dig in
But before our mouths were too full of christmas delights
We exclaimed in unison
“Merry Christmas to all and Bon Apetit tonight!”


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