November 2, 2010

That's A Mom For You

READY8 “Sweater, n.: garment worn by a child when its mother is feeling chilly.” ~Ambrose Bierce

AIM8 For some reason, I have felt the weight of the world on my shoulders this week because I’m a mother. I am so fortunate that my children are happy, healthy and hilarious. There is never a dull moment in our house thanks to my kids…and hubby! So in honor of all my friends who are moms, I thought I’d lighten up this week’s message with a fun little story I received from another mother. If you have ever read If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff with your kids, you will love the story that follows.

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 it up 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 setting 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 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 goes with it.

~ Author Unknown

FIRE!8 Hug a Mom! Being a mother is a BIG job that often comes with only a paycheck in hugs and kisses. If you are proud of your mom or a friend who is a great mom, be sure to tell her today. It might be the only formal confirmation of her hard work and efforts she receives.

Be Excellent!

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