If You Give a Mom a Margarita

OK, so here's my Ode to First Grade Literature.  We have read every variation of these books lately, to the point that I woke up at 4am thinking about my own "Mommy" story.  I can't say that I am the first to write her own version for kicks, but it was too fun to resist.

If you give a Mom a Margarita,

She’ll tell herself she could use the extra Vitamin C from the lime.

Then she’ll close her eyes and take a big, long sip.

Then she’ll remember that she forgot to take her Calcium supplement (and she IS over 40 and worried about bone loss).

So, she’ll set the Margarita down and walk to the medicine cabinet,

Then she’ll notice that the dishwasher is finished, and she’ll start emptying the dishes.

She’ll begin to put the silverware away, and realize the plastic tray holder-thingy needs cleaning.

Then she’ll wash it, reach for a paper towel to dry it and realize the roll is out.

On the way to the pantry to get another roll of paper towels,

She’ll see the load of laundry that needs to be done.

In the load of laundry, she’ll find a loose button that needs to be sewn back on.

On her way to her sewing kit, she’ll see the open dishwasher door,

Which will remind her to dry the plastic tray holder-thingy.

Upon unloading the rest of the dishes, she’ll encounter the Baby Boy,

Who will try and grab all the knives out of the dishwasher and run.

She’ll holler at him, “No!” which will raise her stress level several notches.

This will remind her that she needs a drink.

And chances are, if she remembers the Margarita,

She’ll ask you to make her one.


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