If you're around young children at some point in your life you probably know the Laura Numeroff ,"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" book, along with "If You Give A Pig A Pancake, A Moose A Muffin... etc." If I were so inclined to write a book like that, it would be called "If You Give a Mama A Cup of Coffee". Just like the mouse and the moose and the pig, impending doom and chaos will abound when mama's are given a cup of coffee. I think the same can be said if you give her a telephone, a shower or a visit to the bathroom. The next sentence after "If you give a mama a cup of coffee", would be "children everywhere will come out of the woodwork!"
Why is it that the minute you sit down at the computer with your morning coffee and attempt to check your emails, sleeping children will arise and being to crawl in your lap? Three children crawling in your lap will cause your coffee to spill all over your keyboard and desk. Spilled coffee on your desk and keyboard will cause your keyboard to short out and the coffee to run down the walls and onto the floor. Coffee on your keyboard and walls and floor will result in a mama jumping up and dumping children out of her lap and running to the kitchen for a dish towel. Dumping children onto the floor will incite much crying and children shouting and blaming each other that because YOU spilled the coffee we can't play Webkinz!
After wiping up the coffee, throwing away soggy papers, scrubbing the walls and floor, drying out the keyboard and banishing the children to the kitchen with their poptarts Mama will be ready to sit down and read her emails. While reading her emails she'll probably smell the remnants of hazelnut creamer in the carpet and if she smells the hazelnut creamer, she'll probably want a cup of coffee to go with it!
That was how my morning went and I never did get to finish my coffee. Now that the children are napping I'm tempted to put on another pot. I'm just not sure if I should risk it though!