This year our youngest son was in Kindergarten with the same teacher the older two had. Love that because we already know each other in regards to her teaching style and our parenting. So I knew what to expect throughout the year, but this year she added a little program called “Muffins for Mom” right before Mother’s day.
The Muffins for Mom program in her classroom consisted of the class reading us a poem, each kid reading us a small story, a packet of special things from our child where we were sitting, a story for us to read together, and we enjoyed a muffin and juice/water. The program was touching and I love every part of it.
The book we read together was, “If You Give a Mom a Muffin.” Ever since we read it I realized how true it is about a Mom’s day. Now when I go around the house from one thing to another I think about that little story we read. Now I have to share it with you . . .
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 as 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 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’s diaper.
While she’s 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’s 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.
How cute is that!?! Each page of the book had a picture that our son had drawn and colored. On the very last page was a picture of Jake eating the muffin. Love that!!
It would be interesting someday to map out an hour of a Mother’s thought process, because the one above sounds very familiar to me.