funny forwarded email (gasp!)
In general, I don't like email jokes and anecdotes that get forwarded around. But my lovely wife got one yesterday that I actually thought was pretty funny...it goofs on the children's book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond. This whimsical book is a favorite of my daughters, and I think it's a lighthearted parody of what it's like to live with young children...the titular mouse is always one step ahead of the child in the story; everything the child does for the mouse sends him off on a tangent. The email my wife received was a parody from the parent's point of view.
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 will 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 supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make 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.
While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She will remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some.
And chances are,
If she has a cup of coffee,
Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.