I thought of writing this entire post in rhyme mimicking the original poem...but it's already past midnight so I threw that idea out the window.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and at the Freeze house...
We draw pictures (we're halfway through our second ream, thanks to four children who start drawing the minute they wake up)
We decorate with paper. Because it's pretty and it's cheap!
We are tearing apart our master bedroom/bathroom, putting in a shower, and installing a sleeping loft. There is plaster/cement/rock dust everywhere.
Which means we are sleeping on the living room floor. See our mattress next to the dining table?
We have beams and plywood and other building materials inside and out
We also bought a big Jacuzzi corner tub for our other bathroom (floor model! 1/3 the original price!) and are storing it on the bed in Ivy's room. This means I have to curl up on a tiny spot on the bed to nurse Ivy at night. Kind of a pain. Oh, and to get it in the bathroom we have to open up a hole in the wall :)
We have art on our walls! (on loan from an artist friend)
We are reupholstering our daybed
We are making and eating lebkuchen
That's our night before Christmas!