If you plan to have children someday, here’s what you have to look forward to. If you’re a young mom, this will give you a good chuckle. If you have older children, share this poem over a cup of coffee and a muffin with a young mom you know, encourage her and share a laugh. This funny poem is based on “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff.
If You Give A Mom A Muffin
Author: Kathy Fictorie
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.
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 check book 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.
This poem is my life right now. I have two little munchkins…Colby is almost 5 and Emmalyn is almost 2 (pictured below).
Photo by: James Lyn Photography
I have to embrace and remember that this is only a short season of life and there will be a day when I will look back at now and miss these days. It can seem so overwhelming when we’re in the thick of it. On the days where I can’t seem to complete one project or task, have a mountain of laundry staring me in the face and feel frutrated and exhausted with grumpy kids, I just have to remember that God is on my side. Most times a simple, short prayer can refocus my spirit and change my outlook. One verse that helps me during a challenging day is Isaiah 41:10:
Mommies, how do/did you get through these types of days?