This year, however, she did give one special gift, and giving it brought her the great joy that the season is about!
Many of you know fellow GingerSnap Zombie Mom, working and now single mother of 2 special toddlers in California. The girls are CONSUMED with mermaids- they absolutely love anything mermaid themed! So, Miss Ginger made them a special mermaid keepsake chest, and filled it with all sorts of subsea treasures!
‘tis from an ancient shipwreck! (‘twas hidden in the keep!)
It wasn’t placed by sailors; it’s contents are too fine!
A sailors loot is lurid- gold bullion, jewels, and wine!
This bounty is from mermaids, who hid their treasures well;
Deep within the shipwreck, hidden by a shell.
The treasures of a mermaid are special, that’s for sure!
Their beauty is their bounty, their hearts are good, and pure!
The nights at sea are sullen, the days are dark, and grey
But sailors find their targets when mermaids lead the way!
A mermaid’s life is lonely, with nights of siren song,
Singing while they’re swimming, so sailors tag along.
After each long journey, the sailors just get drunk
But every mermaid swims to check the treasure in her trunk!
She goes to where it’s hidden, alone, and with her key,
To add what she’s collected from this last trip at sea!
But some mermaids are special; they have a lifelong pal!
A mermaid with a sister is an extra special gal!
She has someone to share with, to coddle, and cahoot,
When mermaid sisters team up, there’s extra special loot!
The treasure chest before ye, ‘tis solid, that’s a fact…
With double locks, a fortress, its contents all intact.
It’s made for mermaid sisters, with a special catch, you see
Each sister owns the contents, each sister has a key!
Like sisters who are different, these keys are not the same
One is for the youngest, ‘tis LaLa! That’s her name!
The other if for Sarah to have, and hold, and keep,
And carry with her always on her travels through the deep!
But here’s the catch I promised: a special way to share!
Before the box can open, each sister must be there!
She must have sharing spirit, and of course must have her key,
And when both locks are opened, their mermaid love runs free!
Merry Christmas to those special California mermaids!!!