My friend Heidi sent this to me on Facebook and I just had to share. It is too true! Now, I've got to get the laundry going..
We are fans of the "If You Give..." books by Laura Numeroff in our house so this definitely struck my funny bone:
If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She'll make herself some.
Her three year old will spill the coffee;
She'll wipe it up.
While 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 box of Goodwill items.
Bumping into the Goodwill items will remind her that she has to get these boxes out of her basement and into the car.
When she puts the boxes in the car, she'll find a bag of groceries;
This will remind her she has to cook dinner.
She will get out the chicken defrosting in the fridge.
She'll look for her cookbook, "101 Things to do with Chicken."
The cookbook will be sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the NetFlix movie she meant to send back and the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
The checkbook will be in her purse that is being dumped out by her one year old.
As she bends down to rescue her purse, she'll smell something funny.
She'll change the baby's diaper.
While she is throwing the diaper away and searching for the hand sanitizer, the phone will ring.
Her three year old will answer and hang up.
She'll remember she wants to call a friend - not for coffee, but for a very strong drink.
Thinking of drinking will remind her that she was going to have a cup of coffee in order to stay awake for the rest of the day.
And chances are...
If she finds her cup of coffee (which she has to reheat by now),
Her children will have eaten the muffin that goes with it.
Now - what I would like to know is what other tasks/simple activities of daily living do you attempt to accomplish with your children around? Do you have any luck getting them done, or do you always wind up getting sidelined?