Friday, July 3, 2009

If you give a mom a muffin

She's going to want some coffee to go with it. When she gets some milk for her coffee she notices that the milk is almost gone. So she starts a grocery list but drops her pencil on the floor. When she picks up her pencil she sees something sticky on the floor and realizes it's time to mop. But before she can mop she has to vacuum all the dog hairs and crumbs off the floor. So she figures that if she is going to vacuum she might as well gather up the dirty clothes and do a load of wash. While vacuuming she decides to take all the throw rugs outside to shake them out. This reminds her that she also needs to dust. After dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and laundry are done she remembers she hasn't done her assignments for watercolor pencil class. So she sits down and paints a picture of the muffin. After she finishes her picture of the muffin her child comes in and says, "Are you going to eat that?"

*If you haven't read Laura Numeroff's children's books, Including "If You Give a Moose a Muffin", you should. They are all delightful. Yes, and Kiddo ate the muffin.

17 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Hilarious Ann!

Mary Timme said...

Oh, way cute! And the truth is in the story, too. That is exactly how my days go!

Claire M said...

This sketch and story are priceless. I can relate to it so much... and I miss reading childrens stories in my home to my kids!! Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Jennifer Rose said...

lol cleaning, the never ending battle. which is why I don't clean :D (jk lol)

Krista Meister said...

The title alone had me smiling, but your post made me laugh out loud! I can so relate to getting distracted, and yes, I remember those books well!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh...hilarious and like a morning in my life! Beautiful drawing...

freebird said...

Sounds like my house except it's not the muffing that starts off the whole cycle but my husband whining all I do is art!

Enjoyed the story and the pic.

Pam said...

I comment on the muffin in our flickr group, but had to tell you I love your muffin tale. It is so true, one thing leads to the next. Our diningroom table needs to be dusted but if no one touches it, no one will know, except the mother.

Jeff said...

The message I took away from this is, "don't give mom a muffin." That can't be right, can it?

Great drawing, though. The shading on the blueberries is excellent.

Alex said...

Cute and beautiful! :) And I totally love blueberries for some reason, the muffin looks and sounds delicious!

MILLY said...

Yes, mum is the only one to notice such things, too many jobs on the list! Anyways the muffin looks great as a drawing, even if you never got to taste it! Lovely blog.

Rita said...

That post was too funny, Ann!

I'll echo the comments of other folks here and relate that that sounds exactly how most of my days go. One thing leading to another, to another, to another until I almost forget what it was I was doing in the first place!

Leigh said...

Love all the work you are posting. What a great take on the Give a mouse a cookie books. Can't wait to see more

Carolina said...

Oh, Ann, let me send you a hug... that was a lovely-fun-descriptive story (and a gorgeous painting of a muffin!)
Best regards,
Carolina

Peachtreeart said...

I love your watercolour and love the reality of what goes on before, in the middle, and at the end of making art!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone! You all brightened my day!

Margaret Ann said...

LOL This is a great post! :)

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