Monday, December 15, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas, A Homegrown Life Version

Last Friday my mom and I joined my aunts and uncles at their church's junior high Christmas program fund-raiser. During the intermission, the pastor led the audience in a localized version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." You'll have to read my mom's post about that one. I told the boys about it, and they've been singing it nonstop since.

Today they helped me make up our own version to reflect the blessings of the past year. Be sure to sing it out loud for the best effect!

On the First Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen.

On the Second Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Two weekends camping,
And a stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Third Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And a stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And a stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Seven hens a-laying
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Eight homeschool skate days
Seven hens a-laying
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Nine dozen cookies (That's the understatement of the year.)
Eight homeschool skate days
Seven hens a-laying
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Ten Lego Bionicles
Nine dozen cookies
Eight homeschool skate days
Seven hens a-laying
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Eleven prolific tomato plants
Ten Lego Bionicles
Nine dozen cookies
Eight homeschool skate days
Seven hens a-laying
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me:
Twelve trips to the dentist (between just two kids)
Eleven prolific tomato plants
Ten Lego Bionicles
Nine dozen cookies
Eight homeschool skate days
Seven hens a-laying
Six Hogwarts lessons
FABULOUS FRIENDS
Four skeins of yarn
Three Warcraft gamers
Two weekends camping
And,
A stolen car that wasn't really stolen
Now that my silliness is done, go learn about the true meaning of the original song in Fr. Peter's post about the Twelve Days of Christmas.

6 comments:

TheOrganicSister said...

From the research I've read, the song is not actually *originally* religious in nature. Not to say it can't symbolize more meaning now. :)

Hey, did you know the first 7 gifts are all bird related? The five golden rings has to do with ring-necked birds, like pheasants. And it's suppose to be "4 colly birds" - colly meaning black, supposedly. Funny!

Heather said...

Too fun.

Iris said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP WITH THE HOGWARTS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauri said...

That is such a fab. post!!

mandi said...

that was awesome! i'm gonna work on one for us now too. i especially liked the reference to the un-stolen car. ah memories, that was truly my favorite blog post of the year!

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Nine dozen cookies and fabulous friends... LOL...

Blessings,

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