“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? -Milton Berle
If you are anything like me, you have probably asked the question above almost every day! (Sometimes 3 times a day!) As another Mother’s Day comes around, it always makes me think about how boring and uneventful life has with my 3 children…NOT! When you’re juggling work, 3 children’s schedules and hobbies, home life, laundry and time to breathe (that ball is frequently dropped!) life can get pretty crazy! In spite of wishing for extra hours in the day or extra arms and a vacation every few months, most of us wouldn’t trade our mommy-ness for the world!
When I read the poem below, it made me laugh out loud, so I had to share it with you! It’s the perfect example of how crazy a mom’s day can get in a matter of seconds. The poem has been adapted from the wonderful series of books by Laura Numeroff (Me and my kiddos love these silly books!)
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 will be 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 will smell something funny.
She will 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.
Hope you enjoyed the poem! May you enjoy your muffin & cup of coffee in peace on Mother’s Day!
Until next time,
Live, Laugh & Be At Peace.