Thursday, December 01, 2005

If you give a mom a muffin...

...She’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.
Her three-year-old will spill the coffee.
She’ll wipe it up.

Wiping the floor, she’ll find dirty socks.
She’ll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer,
She’ll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her
she has to plan for supper.

She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She’ll look for her cookbook
(”101 Things To Do With a Pound of Hamburger” ).
The cookbook is setting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.

She will look for her checkbook.
The check book is in her purse
that is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
She’ll smell something funny.

She’ll change the two-year-old’s diaper.
While she is changing the diaper, the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She’ll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.

Thinking of coffee will remind her
that she was going to have a cup.

And chances are… If she has a cup of coffee,
Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

-Author Unknown

{and if for some reason, like you live on Mars, you have not read If You Give A Mouse A Cookie RUN and buy this book for a child you love (or even yourself - the art is scrumptious!- this book started us on a journey of collecting Felicia-Bond-illustrated books 14 years ago) (hey- that would be a good blog subject - great kids books - we know a *few* of those! ;) }


Michelle said...

That is a hilarious poem and oh-so-true! I may have to print it out! LOL!
I also love where you went to comment and ended up here! Too cute!
Have a good day, Kristin! :)
Rynonut Mom

Shannon Bieger said...

LOL That was the best!!!

terrarist said...

hiya kristin - gina has you linked in the wrong section of her blog - so I just realized you had one!!! I totally was ROFLOL about making a comment and ending up creating a blog - so glad you did! Now i have another time sucker in my day - reading your blog too!!!