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Christmas Tradition

Last year I made the mistake of saying,
"Let’s make Christmas a little more fun,”
“And buy all our gifts from an auction."
Oh, how I wish those words could be undone.

Our son thought that was a great idea,
and he started some online bidding,
on many lots of miscellaneous junk,
sadly, he was winning.

For his dad it was a bin of well-used tools,
which made him very pleased,
Dad said, “Thanks so very much son!”
“I can definitely use all of these.”

My son then handed me a gift.
Oh, I wonder what it could be.
A box of used sewing supplies,
oh my, if you could only see!

“There’s one more gift,” my son did say,
“And it’s for the both of you.”
 So his dad and I opened it together,
oh no, a dozen used eyeglass cases too!

My son was certainly creative,
and we all had a lot of laughs,
it made our morning quite interesting,
on that Christmas day since past.

This year I thought we’d skip the bids,
and possibly find something else to do.
But I brought it up a little too late,
my son has already won a few!

Next time I’ll be sure to think twice,
before suggesting something new.
I’d better get to the bidding,
my son needs something used.
Written by jmcchesnie (Joylyn)
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