Muffins and flowers for mom

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!

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3 thoughts to “Muffins and flowers for mom”

  1. The poem, If You Give A Mom A Muffin was NOT written by Kathie Fictorie, it was written by ME in a magazine called Ruby For Women. PLEASE remove this poem from your site, or put MY name as the author, as well as the link to my blog, This is plagiarism, and I am very upset to see someone else’s name attached to my work.

    Thank you,
    Beth Brubaker
    Columnist for Ruby For Women

    1. Beth–I am so sorry about that. I was not aware that you were the original author. I have revised the post and listed you as the author, and included a link to your blog.

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