a different take...
I took the liberty of paraphrasing the humorous essay from the previous post from the dad's point of view...
If You Give A Dad A Donut
If you give a dad a donut,
He'll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
He'll pour himself some.
His three-year-old will spill the coffee.
He'll wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, he will find dirty socks.
He'll remember he has to do laundry.
When he puts the laundry in the washer,
He'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind him he has to plan supper.
He will get out a pound of hamburger.
He'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.)
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
He will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
He will look for her checkbook.
The checkbook is in his briefcase that is being dumped out by his two-year-old.
He'll smell something funny.
He'll change the two-year-old.
While he is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring.
His five-year-old will answer and hang up.
He will remember that he wants to phone a friend to come for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind him that she was going to have a cup.
He will pour himself some.
And chances are,
If he has a cup of coffee,
His kids will have eaten the donut that went with it.