Thursday, May 8, 2008

That mouse knows something we don't

Mother's Day thoughts Part 4

My girls loved the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff. I read it dozens of times to them as they gathered their three books for us to read to them at night. They would repeat from memory the words on each page. Well, now, just in time for Mother's Day, a new story has been written! I'm just not sure we made out as well as the mouse did...

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

Original Author Unknown

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 sitting 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.

1 comment:

eileen mom nana said...

I've decided things don't really change, just the years .. This morning we needed to come to town in the same vehicle as we are ging to the game, picking up Merle & Kaegan on the way. As I take Kenzie to school that meant we both had to be out the door at 7.. well the water had to be moved, the mouse traps in the barn checked, the cats fed (maybe if I missed that they would have the mice!), the normal 'to the game' stuff moved to todays car, the clothes put in dryer, lunch for me fixed, drop Stan off at the coffee place, get Kenzie to school, drop off clothes at cleaners and off to work to REST! I did remember to take my coffee with me! Love you