The Baby's Stocking
Hang Up the Baby’s Stocking
by Emily Huntington Miller
Hang up the baby’s stocking.
Be sure you don’t forget!
The dear little dimpled darling,
She’s never seen Christmas yet!
But I’ve told her all about it,
And she opened her big blue eyes,
And I’m sure she understood it —
She looked so funny and wise
So begins a poem I adored as a child. I think I even memorized it but I can’t be sure about that because I was only 5 years old my sister’s first Christmas. Could I really have been that clever? Possibly!
I adore my sister more every year and posting a reminder of this poem from our childhood is my way of saying to her “Thanks for being such a wonderfully ‘funny and wise’ little sister.” (Not to mention my webmaster and tech support extraordinaire.)
Merry Christmas, Janet.
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.