Monday, May 10, 2010

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

Today was a rough day. Not for any particular reason... other than the usual mama responsibilities: clean-up, pay bills, research doctors, cook, comfort, change diapers, feed, play, read... the list goes on and on : ) For some reason, I was just feeling overwhelmed. That was until I walked to the mailbox and opened the Mother's Day card from my mom. Inside was a great poem - "If You Give a Mom a Muffin" - that made me realize that ALL mamas have days like this... that no matter how much we try to make things go smoothly, there are always going to be hiccups. And spit-ups. : )

If You Give a Mom a Muffin
Written by Kathy Fictorie

If you give a mom a muffin,
She'll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
So she'll pour herself some.
The coffee will get spilled by her three year old.
She'll wipe it up.

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

She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With a Pound of
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill which is due tomorrow.
She will look for the checkbook.

The checkbook 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.
While she is changing the two year old the phone will ring. (Of course!)
Her five year old will answer it and hang up.

She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to come over for coffee on
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some.
And chances are,
If she has a cup of coffee,
Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Based on If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff