Monday, April 19, 2010

~If You Give a Mom a Muffin~

Are you familiar with the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? If so, you'll enjoy this variation:

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 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.
While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer 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, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

by Kathy Fictorie
based on "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

I was blog-hopping a few days ago, and reading through someone's archives. Unfortunately, I can't remember whose blog I was reading. So I Googled Swagbucked, and found it at a different site.


Heather said...

That's great! There are several books in the series. I recently read "If You Give A Cat A Cupcake" to my kindergarten class. They love those books!

Tammy said...

Heather, I haven't seen the Cat/Cupcake book. I've read the Mouse/Cookie and Moose/Muffin books though. They are fun books!