Tuesday, March 02, 2010

if you give emma a book...

The great thing about Emma Shea FINALLY realizing that reading is a good thing and that she actually enjoys it is that she reads everything!

She has developed a voracious appetite for words. Which is great! I am thrilled about her love of books. I love to hear her say, "Reading is fabulous."But there is a negative in regards to her new found love.

the drawback... she reads everything!

Trips in the car are filled by a play by play of every billboard and store sign we pass.

We can no longer spell things we do not want her to know.

And we have to are privileged to hear the same stories read over and over and over...

Among the favorites we hear often is Laura Numeroff's If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. She cannot read it enough. I am pretty sure we will have it memorized very soon. :p

So... when I saw this poem I had to share it!!

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.

So she'll pour herself some.

The coffee will get spilled by her three year old.

She'll wipe it up.

Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks.

She'll remember she has to do some laundry.

When she puts the laundry in the washer,

She'll trip over some snow boots and bump into the freezer.

Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper for tonight.

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 the 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. (Of course!)

Her five year old will answer it and hang up.

She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to come over for coffee on Friday.

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.

Written by Kathy Fictorie

Based on If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff