LET ME GET MY CAPE

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Twas two weeks before Christmas,

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when we cut down our tree

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Drank hot chocolate, rode the train

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and talked to the powers that be.

“What do you want for Christmas?” asked the plump man in red.

“LEGOS!” they exclaimed – were what he should bring in his sled.

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The children then wanted to make Lego treats,

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to pass out to family, friends, Santa and strangers they meet.

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And Grandma Shellie helped with frosting,

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and Papa Dude made a few,

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one was anatomically correct and some needing surgery, too.

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When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

Dad sprang to the door to see what was the matter.

Our neighbors brought over their bunny to pet-sit,

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Hercules would join us for Christmas and we didn’t mind a bit.

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The moon on the breast of the patchy back lawn

Meant the boys began to tire and started to yawn.

When, what to my wandering eyes should appear,

But Eli’s handwritten Santa note so precious and clear.

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With his little bro by his side, so lively and quick,

We took our Christmas Eve pictures with a couple quick clicks.

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More slowly than sloths they fell silent in bed,

While visions of Lego sets danced in their heads.

Now, Man-Bat Attack! Now, Melting Room! Now Riverside Raid and Snowspeeder!

On, General Grievous’ Wheel Bike! On, Corporate Alliance Tank! On, Getaway Glider and Camper!

Then the clock said 7! To the den we all go!

Now open presents! Eat french toast! Build Legos!

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As dry leaves that before wild hurricane days

When they meet with an obstacle hit the freeways

So into the Volvo we soon piled in

With a sleigh full of goodies to share with our kin.

And then in a twinkling, we heard squeals of joy

As Tyler, Eli and Fin played with their toys.

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There was more Lego building

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and (almost) Lego eating

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and exploring

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and playing

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and eventually sleeping.

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Their eyes – how they twinkled! Their dimples how merry!

They’d amassed 11 new Lego sets and were excited – very!

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We slipped out of the den as the boys continued to build,

Finishing each set with determination and will.

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And I heard them exclaim, ere’ we were out of the way,

we know what Lego sets we want for our birthdays!

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