Monday, December 5, 2011

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

(5/1/2012) - The MOST POPULAR Google search leading people to my blog right now is "if you give a mom a muffin printable".  I don't have one of those, but I went ahead and searched for a cute one.  If you landed on my blog in search of a cute printable, CLICK HERE to link to a cute one at Keeping Life Creative
(5/21/2012) - When I shared this poem, no author was listed.  I received a message today from Beth Brubaker, the mom who authored this adorable poem.  She shared the original version of the poem, which I have corrected below.  Thank you, Beth, for writing this adorable poem that accurately plays out many days in the life of a busy, young mother!
-Dawn
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A friend shared this today, and it made me smile.  I thought some of you might understand :)
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If You Give a Mom a Muffin
By Beth Brubaker
http://footprintsinthemudblog.blogspot.com

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 come and spill the coffee.
Mom will wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She'll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry into the washer,
she'll trip over shoes 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
(How to Make 101 Things 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,
which is being dumped out by her two year-old.
Then 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 she was supposed to phone a friend
to come over for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some more.
And chances are,
if she has a cup a coffee,
her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

11 comments:

Miss Amanda said...

That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing, it is exactly how I feel most days :)
-Miss Amanda @ LittleAdventuresPreschool.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

That's hilarious and sooo true.

Jessica said...

Perfect, It's just perfect. This sums it up so nicely.

Naxi said...

I love this! That is so clever. It is nice to laugh about it.

Susie said...

Now, I know why I never get anything accomplished! LOL!! It's the muffin's fault! hee hee. Love this! Thanks for sharing!!

Lindsay said...

okay seriously hilarious!! So funny!

Marlynn said...

Love it!!

Jenny said...

Oh so funny! I love it!

Kat said...

Hahahaha!

Beth Brubaker said...

The poem you have is slightly incorrect. The original poem (and author) are as follows:

If You Give a Mom a Muffin
By 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 come and spill the coffee.
Mom will wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She'll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry into the washer,
she'll trip over shoes 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
(How to Make 101 Things 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,
which is being dumped out by her two year-old.
Then 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 she was supposed to phone a friend
to come over for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some more.
And chances are,
if she has a cup a coffee,
her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

I wrote this about ten years ago and found out it went viral- sometimes with the author unknown, or with the wrong name attached. All I ask is that you please make the corrections? If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Beth Brubaker, at rolandbeth@aol.com. Thank you! :)

Dawn @ Our Little Monkeys said...

Thank you, Beth! I'm so glad to have the accurate information, and I will gladly make corrections and give you the credit that you most definitely deserve.

What a neat poem ~ it made me smile when I read it, as it's definitely my reality most days :)