If you give a kid a cookie,
he’ll ask for a some cake to go with it.
In order to make his point,
he’ll cross his arms and stomp his foot.
Stomping his foot will remind him that he needs a new pair of gym shoes.
He’ll point out that the gym shoes he wants are only $125.
Listening to you explain why $125 is a lot of money for shoes that will only be worn on Tuesdays
will remind him that you are The Worst Mom Ever.
He will then list the reasons why you are The Worst Mom Ever.
Topping the list will be the fact that all the other kids have iPhones.
Talking about how all the other kids have iPhones will remind him to ask if he can have an iPhone.
You will point out that he doesn’t need an iPhone and besides, he already has an iPad.
Talking about the iPad will remind him of playing Minecraft.
Being reminded of playing Minecraft will make him ask, repeatedly, ad nauseam, to play Minecraft.
Asking to play Minecraft will remind him that his iPad needs to be charged.
He’ll ask you if you can get his charger for him.
You will ask him if his legs are broken and tell him to look where he left it last.
Looking where he left it last will cause him to step over the piles of stuff that haven’t been cleared away.
In the piles of stuff that haven’t been cleared away will be the sixty-two other things he asked for Christmas.
He will be momentarily distracted by a book.
When he picks up the book, he will see the Thank You cards he hasn’t finished writing.
Under the Thank You cards he hasn’t finished will be the charger.
Finding the charger will remind him that he needs to plug in his iPad.
Plugging in his iPad will remind him that he wants to play Minecraft.
He’ll ask to play Minecraft to which you will reply
“For the love of all that is holy, how many times do I need to say ‘no’?”
Saying no will remind him that you’re the Worst Mom Ever.
He will stomp his feet while he says it.
Stomping his feet will remind him he needs new gym shoes.
He’ll come into the kitchen to ask you about they gym shoes.
Coming into the kitchen he will see the cake.
He’ll ask if he can have a slice.
You’ll tell him he should have had the cookie when he had the chance.
Based on the ‘If You Give a’ books by Laura Numeroff.