Wednesday, June 20, 2012

If you give a mom a muffin...

My girls love the "If you give a..." series of books.  They are read repeatedly at bedtime.  We have given cookies to a mouse, pancakes to a pig and muffins to a moose.

Now...someone much cleverer than I has made up a version just for us mothers.


If You Give Mom a Muffin
Author: Beth Brubaker
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 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'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.


  1. love those stories! and I just loved this version the first time I saw it.
    now, just waiting for the coffee version to go with my muffin :)

  2. That's great! Thanks for sharing. I love that series of books, too.