Thursday, February 9, 2012

If You Give a Mom an Empty House....

Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop for this week....

"If You Give a Mom a BLANK....." (inspired by "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" books by Laura Numeroff.

If You Give a Mom an Empty House

If you give a Mom an empty house, she will jump for joy.

All of the jumping will remind her that she needs to exercise.

She will pull out her yoga mat and notice all the clutter in the closet.

The amount of clutter will cause her to have an overwhelming urge to reorganize the closet.

Buried underneath the contents of the closet, her tummy will rumble.

She will realize it is lunch time and head into the kitchen.

She will open all the cupboards and refrigerator and see there is no food.

She decides to write out a shopping list based on recipes she's found online, so she gets on the computer.

An hour later, she is caught up on blog reading, Facebook and Pinterest and still hasn't started her grocery list.

Deciding to go to the store another day, she decides to try to tackle the laundry.

In between loads, she remembers she needs to finish reading her book before this month's book club meeting.

So, she begins to read and falls asleep on the couch.

She is woken up to sounds of a van coming down the drive.

The sudden return of her husband and children cause her to run around in a panic straightening up the house.

While rushing around in a cleaning frenzy, she will realize there was too much on her to do list for one afternoon.

So, she will ask her husband if he could plan to take the kids out the next day too.

And chances are, if you give a Mom an empty house...

She'll find plenty of things to fill her time.


  1. I love it great job.. I did that just the other day
    . No one home curled up on couch by fireplace end of story. I never nap. but then rushed like a nut to finish tasks.. HAA

    1. Thanks so much! It's a crazy life we moms lead. Haha!

  2. Very nice and precisely like the form of the book! And this is exactly what happens to me everytime.

    1. Thanks! :) A never ending cycle! Thanks for stopping by, too.

  3. Love it! That sounds like me when I am home alone, except that you got a lot more done!

    1. It's all fiction. ;) I only wish I was that motivated. Haha!

  4. I think there is a common theme here. I visited a few others who did this prompt and it's either If you give a mom an hour, break,empty house, day off (mine). You get the picture. Pretty funny!

    1. Maybe it's because that's what we moms yearn for. Haha! All cute stories.