It’s finally happened, Christmas has begun.
Our homes are enlightened with magic and fun!
Santa delighted our girls and our boys.
The whole world is fizzing with chocolate and toys.
We’ve time to reflect now on what we’ve achieved,
The day was successful, our tots all “believed.”
So now to relax and just soak up the joy.
Kick back with our families and simply enjoy.
But one thing each year drives me utterly crazy,
Whilst sat on my sofa intent to be lazy.
I’ve barely cracked open my Christmassy chocs,
And finally settled in front of the box,
When adverts for “Weight watchers” clog up my screen.
Insisting that NOW is the time to be lean!?
The feast and the treats that we’ve saved for all year.
Should promptly be banished now Boxing Day’s here?
It’s been one whole day and so true to tradition,
The big shops are off on a new business mission.
Already it’s changed, no more twinkles in sight.
Town centres have switched to a bleak red and white.
The retailers (tense now that gifts have been bought.)
All itch to unleash the next spending onslaught.
The bosses and fat cats will not be content.
Until all of our new Christmas money’s been spent.
Poor Santa has only just parked up his sleigh,
And SALES are all set now to steal Boxing day.
The lunch has been eaten, the reindeer have gone,
But why such a rush for us all to move on?
We’re all in a frenzy to purchase again,
A kitchen, a wardrobe a “diet” (again!)
I feel for the shop staff dragged back in the game.
I find the whole “SALE” thing a bit of a shame.
The commercial machine will continue to churn.
But now as a parent I’m starting to learn.
Let’s stay in the moment, not rush to forget it.
The magic will last for as long as we let it.
The children don’t know that the SALES have begun,
Let’s just let them play and join in with their fun.
Let’s toast to a season of love and good cheer.
And let Christmas be Christmas at least ’til New Year.
Wishing you all a very merry Crimbo Limbo xx