This post is based on the children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff and is one of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop prompts this week. Children’s books can tell great life lessons and can still be relevant for adults.
If you give a Mom a lawn chair, then she is going to want a drink.
When she goes inside to make a drink (which may or may not be a cocktail), one of her kids will ask her for a snack.
Looking through the cabinet for snacks will remind her that they are supposed to bring snack to the soccer game in the morning.
So she will look for her phone to text her husband to buy snacks on the way home. While she is texting her husband she notices a missing library book under a bunch of papers.
She goes to put the library book in her son’s backpack only to find shoes and jackets on the floor.
Once she puts them away she notices dirt on the floor.
While she is cleaning up the dirt, the phone rings. It is her husband asking what kind of snacks to buy.
During their conversation she realizes that she is thirsty.
As she goes to make her drink she remembers that they are out of ice because the ice maker isn’t working.
When she picks up the phone to call her neighbor to borrow ice, she realizes that she is supposed to be sitting in the sun in a lawn chair with that neighbor.