My awake dogs are wondering if it’s a child or a mouse.
The children are ready for the transition to begin
In hopes of finished schedules and mommy to chime in.
The schools will soon close for a break and a rest
And I will hope for transitions to work out for the best.
It will balance fun, with appointments to drive to
In hopes that I’ll get there without wounds to attend to.
My week will have bumps and meltdowns will arrive
But my phone will be ready to call MCI.
If my supports are all ready with tricks and ideas
I will be safe to survive the teenage years.
I’ll dance and I’ll sing with humor around
In hopes that my daughter is homeward bound.
To make her brothers laugh and bounce back to fun
Cause she’ll show them her funny face then she’ll run.
It will all work out as it does every year
But this one is tricky because of the teenage gear.
As the break happens, you wonder how to survive
Remember there’s one thing you can continue to drive —
The supports that you need and friends close and dear
So that you will be able to move through the year.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Holidays will happen if you want them alright.
Keep your smile intact so you continue to glow
My children, like yours, will teach us to grow.
Happy Holidays to you and to you a goodnight…
Meri Viano is our guest blogger. She is the parent of two sons and a daughter who will be home during school break.