Monday, September 8, 2008

If you give a mom a muffin

Though I cannot take credit for writing this poem, it is truly the story of my life...and maybe yours as well. Just this morning I got a plate out to thaw the chicken on for dinner, got sidetracked (quite possibly by my coffee) and then around lunchtime wondered where the chicken was! I originally posted this back in September of '06, but thought it was worth another read.

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'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 setting 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 2 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.

~author unknown~


  1. Wow! I thought I was reading about a day in the life of ME until I read about remembering to plan for supper and taking out a pound of hamburger. I never remember until about 4:30 and then I panic and start talking to God about changing me into an organized person...with obnoxiously obedient children. :)

  2. I love it! Yes---it's me too! Better go figure out dinner now!

  3. Yes, the first time I heard this "story" I thought, Except for the fact I do not like coffee, this is my life!!!!!


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