If You Give a Mom a Day Off

If you give a mom a day off, she’ll want to do something special for herself, so she’ll look up the salon’s number to call for a pedicure.

When she’s looking up the number for a pedicure, she’ll realize that she hasn’t shaved her legs in a week, so she’ll go to the bathroom to shave her legs first.

When she gets to the bathroom, she’ll see that the tub is dirty, so she’ll go to the cabinet to get the cleaner.

When she opens the cabinet to get the cleaner, she’ll see the drain unclogger she’s been wanting to use, so she’ll take the unclogger and pour it down the tub drain.

When she pours it down the drain, she’ll have to wait an hour to run the hot water, so she decides to put on some makeup.

When she’s putting on her makeup, she’ll see the bathroom mirror is dirty, so she’ll go to the linen closet to get a rag.

When she opens the door to the linen closet, she’ll find a spider in the corner, so she’ll need the bug killer from the garage to kill it.

When she goes to the garage to get the bug killer, she’ll see that it’s garbage day and the cans need to be out at the curb, so she’ll wheel the cans to the end of the driveway.

When she wheels the cans to the end of the driveway, she’ll see that the daylilies around the mailbox need to be weeded, so she’ll go back to the shed to get her gloves.

When she gets to the shed, she’ll see that it’s locked and needs the key, so she’ll go to the kitchen to get it.

When she gets to the kitchen, she’ll see the address book that has the number to her salon, so she’ll look up the number

When she looks up the number call the salon, she’ll want to make an appoint for a pedicure, because, of course, it IS her day off.


This style of writing was inspired by a wonderful children’s author, Laura Numeroff. You can find her beloved books nearly anywhere books are sold, but here’s a link to one of my favorites, If You Give a Pig a Pancake.  You can also find my previous blog post, If You Give a Mom a Yogurt at my blogspot site.

Genesis 2: 2-3 

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”


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