We’ll keep the stretch pants

Published 4:29 am Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It’s the day after Christmas when all through the house

Not a creature is hungry, not even a mouse


The ham we baked, and the turkey we smoked

Then we ate and we ate as if our diets were a joke


We filled our plates with all they could store

Then we chuckled at the sight and we ate some more


But now the day after when we look at the scale

All we can do is let out a wail


It’s hard to believe we threw caution to the wind

Now we have to count carbs all over again


But the cakes they were yummy

And the pies filled our tummies


We gave no thought to tomorrow

But now to our sorrow


Our pants are too tight

It just doesn’t seem right


That a little extra food

When we were in that jolly holiday mood


Could take such a toll

And keep us away from our goal


But wait just a minute, we didn’t remember

All of the parties we went to spread over December


Now what will we do when we try on our jeans

We won’t fuss and cry and make a big scene


The New Year is coming in just a few days

We can start a new program and mend our old ways


Maybe next Christmas we’ll eat light

But then again, it just wouldn’t seem right


So we’ll keep the stretch pants


Jan Penton Miller can be reached at lilsisjan@yahoo.com.