Twas the Night Before school starts and all through the house
not a creature was sleeping, not even a mouse
The children were playing on big brother's bed
While visions of mischief still danced in their heads
School bags sit waiting, filled with brand new books
Hours and hours (to cover them) it took
Uniforms hung on coathangers with care
in the knowledge that Morning soon will be here
On Scraggy! On Princess! On Dash! Off to bed!
Put on your Pajamas, Clean your teeth, I said!
Quit playing and reading and laughing you lot!
Off the bunk, to the loo, to your bed and your cot!
Mayhem erupts as the children all scatter
Dad watches the Sport, he thinks nothing's the matter!
Finally finally they're all in their beds
Can I finally get to rest my weary head???
Nope. Still got more bleedin' books to cover. *sigh*