Monday, May 14, 2007

The "Martha" side of me - "If You Give a Mom a Muffin"

For your entertainment, I offer you this little break from theology--and a glimpse into the "Martha" side of me! :-)


If you give a Mom a muffin, She'll want a strong cup of coffee to go with it.

She'll make herself some.

Her three-year-old will spill the coffee.

She'll wipe it up.

While 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 box of Goodwill items.

Bumping into the Goodwill items will remind her she has to get these boxes out of her basement and into the car.

When she puts the boxes in the car, she'll find a bag of groceries and this will remind her she has to cook dinner.

She will get out the chicken defrosting in the fridge.

She'll look for her cookbook, "101 Things To Do With Chicken".

The cookbook will be sitting under a pile of mail.

She will see the Netflix movie she's meant to send back and the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.

She will look for her checkbook.

The checkbook will be in her purse that is being dumped out by her one-year-old.

As she bends down to rescue her purse, she'll smell something funny.

She'll change the baby's diaper.

While she is throwing away the diaper and searching for the handsanitizer, the phone will ring.

Her three-year-old will answer and hang up.

She'll remember she wants to call a friend--not for coffee, but for a very strong drink.

Thinking of drinking will remind her that she was going to have a cup of coffee in order to stay awake for the rest of the day.

And chances are...

If she finds her cup of coffee (which she has to reheat by now),

Her children will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

I received this through an egroup and have no idea who wrote it. This was in the footnote:

[Sure wish I could take credit for this! But I do hope that if this ever finds its way back to Laura Numeroff, the original author of the children's book series which this little scene is patterned after, she'll take it as the highest compliment!]


ellen b said...

This is great. You made me smile (of course I just finished my first cup of coffee so smiles are in order) Blessings on your day!

Anonymous said...

I'm linking to this!

Kim said...

So cute....and true!