Some Holiday Cheer

T’was the first night of Chanukah
And all through the house,
Every creature was stirring
Not only the mouse.

The menorah was all ready,
The candles (only two) all set,
The blessings a started…
Oh you meshuga! You forgot the matches to get!

The kids come running
Expecting many a box.
The older folks sit chewing
On their bagels and lox.

Rip, tear, yank, shred.
The gifts the kids show.
As I sit there thinking …
Only seven days to go.

My wallet is sore,
So much money was spent.
I know what I’ll do next year,
I’ll give up Chanukah for Lent!