Monday, May 14, 2007

Belated Mother's Day Post

I just got this in an email from my sis. "If you give a mouse a cookie...." was a very popular book at the Living to tell household so I couldn't resist posting this for you all to enjoy. I just know if you're a mom you can totally relate.


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.

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 in the car and out of her basement.

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 mail and the preschool 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.

She'll smell something funny. She'll change the baby's diaper.

As she finishes up, she'll realize she brought the hand sanitizer down to the kitchen.

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

Her three year old will answer and hang up. She'll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.

Thinking of that 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 kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day complete with a hot cup of coffee.


Barb said...

Leave it to you to do a Mother's Day thing like this, all about coffee, Susanne. Perfect! LOL And very, very cute. :-)

Linda said...

That just about says it all. Thanks Susanne. I hope your Mothers' Day was filled with love and joy.

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Change it to tea, and that's my life (just add a part about dealing with pre-teen/teen attitudes, which then reminded Mom of her own sinfulness, and she'd better start praying!). Thanks, Susanne!

Kate said...

That is so sweet! I've always enjoyed that poem. Hope your mothers day was filled with lots of love!

Diane said...

Enjoyed your poem and visiting your blog today. Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Blessings, Diane

momrn2 said...

It had been awhile since I had heard this one. Thanks for the read again!! I enjoy this one!!

Jane said...

Great "poem" - I was exhausted just reading it!!!! :) By the way, just wanted to let you know that I made your apple pie slow cooker thing and it was delicious!!! Thanks!

Julie said...

Ain't it the truth?

This pretty much describes most of my days! LOL

gail said...

I think we've all had days like these! That was fun to read.
Hope you had a good Mother's day weekend Susanne!

Carmen in California said...

You are awesome with your writing!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

That was a good one... oh how it just feels like that most days... spinning the mommy wheels... LOL!

I'm visiting via another site so I hope to stop back and check out the menu planning ideas. I was just talking to my husband about how much money I waste on short trips to the grocery store.

Blessings today!

Islandsparrow said...

Those are favourites at my library! Hope you had a happy mother's day Suzanne!

Rhonda said...

So true. Those kind of days wear me out, and then I feel as though I've accomplished nothing.

This reminds me of my thought waves. I'll jump from one topic to the next and my husband will ask, "Okay, How did you get to that?" And I will take him on the path that my brain followed to get from one absolute extreme to another so that he can understand that his wife really is sane.

Susie said...

Too cute! I love it! I read "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" so many times to my kids when they were little. Oh that reminds me, off to get a cup of coffee.

Barbie said...

So cute:) thanks for the laugh!

Kim said...

I love this---so cute!


Jen said...

This is one of my favorite poems...we read it at our MOPS is so true.

Lisa writes... said...

Love it!

HeartofWisdom said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

I read Give Mouse a Cookie so many times I know it by heart.

I started a Fruit of the Spirit Friday Meme. Hope you can join us.

SeaBird said...

Cute...I love it! (and I love the books, too - especially If You Give a Pig a Pancacke!)