T’was the Day After Christmas: A Birthday Poem for The Mom!

Happy Birthday to The Mom today!

Yes, that’s right…get out your party hats and noise makers…The Mom is celebrating her birthday today, December 27th!  In honor of her birth, I will NOT embarrass her with a nudity/singing/dancing/eating picture!

IMG_1474Little Italy, NYC 2009

IMG_3489July 2010

In honor of her 33rd birthday*, I composed a little sonnet to commemorate the Christmas vacation we shared together this year. I think she’ll agree that when it comes to vacations, we don’t mess around.  Without further ado, I present T’was the Day After Christmas!

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T’was the Day After Christmas

“’Tis the day after Christmas, and all thru the apartment

Are items of extremely high caloric content.

I’ve sat on my bum, I’ve not moved a stitch,

My body will never be seen at Abercrombie and Fitch.


I don’t care to work, I don’t care to move

And on the couch, my bum has created a new groove.

The tree is still lit, the ornaments so merry

And I’m willing to be that my legs are quite hairy.


I sleep in ‘til 10, I eat danishes for lunch,

And why not? No need to get my panties in a bunch.

It’s Christmas vacation, a time to relax,

To veg on the sofa, and charge credit cards to the max.


So, for a few days more, my posts will be brief,

And then with the new year, this blog turns over a new leaf.

Enjoy being lazy, kick back, and drink “nog,”

Merry Christmas to all, from Aunt Bethany’s blog!


And now, good readers, I’d like to present you with the Digital Nativity, a YouTube video I was directed to this holiday season.  It basically prompts the question:  how would the story of Christmas unfold in modern culture? No matter what your religion or culture, I believe this little clip can bring a smile to anyone’s face.  It was not created to offend, and the message towards the end really says it all.  Have a look, and pass it on, as I have done for you!

The Digital Story of the Nativity

Continued holiday blessings, from my blog to yours!  Do yourself a favor and follow my lead:  start the diet next week!

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Yes, I will be starting the diet next week. I didn’t even buy crap when I went to the grocery store yesterday. YAY!
    The poem was awesome, as was the digital story of the Nativity.
    Happy Birthday to your mom.

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    • The Mom thanks you for the birthday wishes! My diet is really just making myself do yoga again and not eat after 9 PM. I’ve been way too content to nosh on chips and cookies while watching Letterman….or for breakfast…and lunch.

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  2. Great poem! I loved it! Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! I hope her day is fabulous! And you two are just adorable!

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    • Why thank you, fnkybee! Her day has been spent watching movies on the couch with moi, playing with her new laptop, and eating Buffalo Chicken Wing pizza! Sounds like a good birthday to me!

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  3. Nice. Happy Bday to The Mom for sure. Can’t wait to see how the blog goes in 2011!

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    • Hey Clay! Thanks for the well-wishes…did you get my trackback on the post called “Coming ‘Round the Bend?” Not sure if it worked, because you don’t have a “wordpress.com” blog title.

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  4. Nice poem, and a funny video. I hadn’t seen that yet. I’m glad you posted it!

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    • I wish I could say that that was true comedy gold at its finest (with the poem), but sadly, that’s actually what I DID over the past few days…at least laying around doing nothing made me poetical!

      Thanks for commenting, Todd! Hope to see you around here again!

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  5. Hahaha! Ditto on the hairy leg part. What is it about the holidays that makes personal hygiene seem so laborous?
    Happy belated birthday to The Mom!
    -Tori@TheRamblings

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