If You Give a Mom a Muffin

March 15, 2011

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

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 will 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 supper.

She will get out a pound of hamburger.

She’ll look for her cookbook (101 things to make with a pound of hamburger)

The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.

She will see the telephone bill, which is due tomorrow.

She will look for her 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.

Her five year old will answer it and hang up.

She’ll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee.

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

She will pour herself some and chances are…when she finally sits down to have that cup of coffee her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

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11 Responses to “If You Give a Mom a Muffin”

  1. Cristina Says:

    Very cute, and quite accurate too! I just read this in my google reader and thought to myself, “Oooh! I should send this link to Lori”. Then I realized that it was your post!


  2. A very good well thought out post.. and great reading as usual

    thank you for the pleasure


    • Thanks! 🙂 I received this in an email and I loved it! I’m not sure who wrote it because the author was not noted, but I really enjoyed it because of how true it was and becuase it was written like the “If you give a mouse a cookie” book (which is one of my kids favorites) 🙂

  3. Sandi Ormsby Says:

    I absolutely love this. I can never find my coffee mug, and finally came to the conclusion that it must be enchanted and runs around like the dishes on Beauty and the Beast.

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com


    • LOL – that sounds like my Diet Coke can … I am always setting it down and then I can’t find it. It drives me crazy sometimes but then I just think, “well, maybe that’s just part of getting older”. However, I like your idea better – the enchanted coffee mug (or in my case Diet Coke Can) running around and hiding from me 🙂


  4. you got it… still we wouldent change a thing.

  5. The Debt Collector Says:

    Mothers can see through such things- as other people have said it will not change a thing in the long term.


  6. […] too long ago Lori, at Playdough in the Parsonage, posted an incredibly cute mom story/poem?  I’m not sure if she wrote it herself, or if she borrowed from another source.  I thought […]


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