His elves brainstormed all night.
And arrived at their light bulb moment
As the Arctic sun shone bright.
Christmas wish lists, they jingled,
Would cut our work by half!
Each child could pen a letter
And save us hours of graft.
An end to second-guessing,
No more unwanted gifts.
For kids way too discerning
It would give us all a lift!
And ambitiously demand
Pricey or far-fetched items
That prove tricky to provide!
A PS4, a real fairy castle,
A personalised jumbo jet.
A signed photo of poor Santa
Plus a reindeer for a pet.
Tired Santa Claus cannot comply
And parents might disagree
With their childrens’ No.1 request:
A new baby under the tree!
Let’s take a look at Mum’s wish list,
Scribbled longings in every line.
Lifetime supplies of maternal needs:
Good chocolate, coffee and wine.
No arguments for a year.
An elf to do the housework,
Dream up and and make all the meals.
To not feel guilty for not being perfect
Allowing trivial worries to lapse.
To be asked “How was your day, Mum?”
“Would you like to sit down and relax?”
Perhaps as ambitious as her child’s
But are these hopes impossible?
To grant them would make Mum so happy,
And definitely more approachable!
Elves you are hereby instructed
To shine focus on what is best
Which is keeping Mummy happy:
Kids are happy with a Mum less stressed!