The Engelman Family Six Days of Christmas

The first six days of Christmas were such a comedy of illness and dog mishaps, Ray and I were inspired to rewrite “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.    Hopefully, things are on the up-swing – hence the fact that I’ve stopped at six days of Christmas in the lyrics below.  At the moment, it appears that only two kids are sick, two seem to have gotten over it and Ray thinks he got a very mild case.  Thanks to my super-diet-powered immune system, I haven’t gotten it…  but now that I’ve written that I’m sure to be sick tomorrow.

For a lovely spiritual look at “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, may I recommend www.livethetwelvedays.com?  But for the reality of the Engelman Christmas 2012, read (or sing) on:

On the first day of Christmas, our family gave to us…

Four really tired children.

On the second day of Christmas, our family gave to us…

One-oh-two point 6, and four really tired children.

On the third day of Christmas, our family gave to us…

Vomit in the bathroom, one-oh-two point 6, and four really tired children.

On the fourth day of Christmas, our family gave to us…

A cancelled family trip, vomit in the bathroom,

one-oh-two point 6, and four really tired children.

On the fifth day of Christmas, our family gave to us…

Dog potty on the floor!

A cancelled family trip, vomit in the bathroom,

one-oh-two point 6, and four really tired children.

On the sixth day of Christmas, our family gave to us…

 Another child a-puking, dog potty on the floor!

A cancelled family trip, vomit in the bathroom,

one-oh-two point 6, and two totally exhausted parents.

I hope your Christmas is going better than ours, and that you have a very happy and safe New Year!

2 comments on “The Engelman Family Six Days of Christmas
  1. Dana Lashley says:

    Yikes! Sounds horrible. So sorry you were all so miserable. That said, the rewrite of the song made me smile. Happy New Year! May the worst be behind you. 🙂

  2. Oh, my! Good for trying to keep a sense of humor about it!

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