Tuesday, August 24, 2010

If you give a mom a muffin

If You Give a Mom a Muffin
by 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.
The coffee will get spilled by her three-year-old.
She'll wipe it up.
 Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks.
She'll remember she has to do some laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer,
She'll trip over some snow boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper for tonight.
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. (Of course!)
Her five-year-old will answer it and hang up.
She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee on Friday.
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.

I thought this was so cute and true.  This is what happens to me every day.  I'm always going from one thing to the next.  I've been trying to change that because I notice that Garrison has a hard time staying focused on one thing too.  I'm not sure if it's because he sees me going from one thing to the next or his age, but whatever it is I don't want him to continue this pattern or myself for that matter.  I'm learning and trying to teach both of us to slow down and focus on one thing.  It's going to be a long process... I think it runs through our blood. 


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