We love the If You Give a … series of books by Laura Numeroff. So I had to laugh when I read the following poem (you can substitute orange juice for coffee in your mind if that sounds more familiar to you!)
If You Give A Mom A Muffin
Author Beth Brubaker
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.
Thanks to Life as Mom for sharing the poem!
On another note, I’m in the mood to make some springtime flowers. Here are a few options I like:
Fingerprint flowers from Serving Pink Lemonade
Handprint flower from Meet the Dubiens
Thumbprint hyacinth from Meet the Dubiens
Tissue paper flowers from Make and Takes
Our at home time has been disrupted a little this week due to a bathroom remodel project (pretty exciting!), but I think we’ll finally have time for some flower crafts on Saturday. Hopefully the mothers in our lives don’t mind if the flowers we send are a little late!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the fabulous women I know!