Friday, February 27, 2009

If you give a Sprout a Sandwich

It's very, very cold.  The Arctic air has completely sucked all the creativity out of me.
So, I re-post.

This is one of my sister's favorite posts.  It just makes me so glad Sprout is past that stage.  So very, very glad.  

If you give a Sprout a Sandwich.  (Originally posted Feb 21, 2008)

(With apologies to Laura Numeroff, the author of the fabulous "if"series.)

If you give a Sprout a sandwich, he will throw it up.

Because you are talking to Sprout's daddy you won't see it right away and Sprout will be bored.

So, he will decide to finger-paint with his puke.

You'll take him upstairs to clean off.

You will have to leave for a second to get a washcloth.

He will be bored.

He'll root through your bathroom cupboard looking for something to do.

He'll try to drink the bubble bath.

So you'll give him a cup.

You'll have to rinse out his clothes leaving him with only his cup for company.

He will be bored.

He will solve the boredom business by using his cup to transfer water from the toilet to the tub.

He will be mightily miffed when you take away the cup and wash his hair.

He will decide to throw himself backwards which will cause him to bang his head on the wall.

You will have to stop washing his hair to calm a screaming, snotty Sprout.

He will use this opportunity to tell you that after all this work he has a"hun-gy tummy".

 So you will give him another sandwich.

6 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

I cannot BELIEVE I have never seen this one. BwwwaaaaHaHaHa!!!!

Heather of the EO said...

Ah, the easy-going days of motherhood.

This is SO funny. I hadn't seen it either.

momofthecrazies said...

Still my favorite post!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Very, very cute!

Janet said...

UGH. DON'T give Sprout a sandwhich!

CC said...

That post ROCKS!!! Luv it :)

But sad all the same ;)