The 12 Days of Christmas Break — Mommy Daze

12DaysOfChristmasBreakOn the 1st day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, a toilet seat covered in pee!

On the 2nd day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 3rd day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 4th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 5th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 6th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 7th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, seven snide remarks, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 8th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, eight shoes to trip on, seven snide remarks, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 9th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, nine Legos in my foot, eight shoes to trip on, seven snide remarks, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 10th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, ten “Don't tell Santa's,” nine Legos in my foot, eight shoes to trip on, seven snide remarks, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 11th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, eleven “Look at ME, Mom's,” ten “Don't tell Santa's,” nine Legos in my foot, eight shoes to trip on, seven snide remarks, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee.

On the 12th day of Christmas Break, my children gave to me, twelve pleas for “MORE PRESENTS!,” eleven “Look at ME, Mom's,” ten “Don't tell Santa's,” nine Legos in my foot, eight shoes to trip on, seven snide remarks, six socks a-stinking, a FIVE A-M WAKE-UP CALL!, four Target meltdowns, three shouting matches, two temper tantrums, and a toilet seat covered in pee!

From my crazy family to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and to ALL a good (no water requesting, bed-wetting, nightmare waking, sibling-poking) night!

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Mandy Watts is a stay-at-home mom who lives in Crownsville with her husband, Justin, who runs their family business, and their two sons, 5-year-old James and 3-year-old Luke.