It has been ages since I’ve done Writer’s Workshop but I couldn’t resist Prompt 3 this week: If you give a Mom a Blank…a post written in the style of the children’s “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” books. (Inspired by Creative Kristi). Although my post won’t be nearly as charming without Felicia Bond’s illustrations, I hope you enjoy it anyway.
If You Give A Mom A Girl Scout Cookie
If you give a mom a Girl Scout cookie, she’s going to say she can eat just one.
When she eats just one, she’ll realize she was lying.
When you go to school, she’ll eat the rest of the box of cookies.
Then she’ll feel bad because there are no cookies left for anyone else.
When she feels this guilt, she might decide to get more cookies before anyone realizes what she did.
So she’ll probably go to Target to look for Girl Scouts.
When she gets to Target, she’ll go inside to have a quick look around.
She’ll start browsing.
She might get carried away and end up filling her cart with things that she doesn’t need but really really wants.
She may end up buying almost $100 worth of merchandise.
When she’s done, she’ll probably feel a sense of giddiness mixed with buyer’s remorse.
She’ll realize that she still hasn’t replaced the cookies because the Girl Scouts are in school.
She’ll drive home, put away her Target booty and wonder why she doesn’t feel so well.
She’ll probably feel a little sick from eating the entire box of cookies.
So she’ll take a Pepto-Bismol from the medicine cabinet, and she’ll eat two of the bright pink tablets.
When she’s done chewing, she’ll feel much better and decide to do some housework. She’ll get her dust rag.
She’ll clean a closet.
When the closet is half-emptied, she’ll find a box of her old stuff in the back.
Then she’ll sit on the floor and look at everything in the box.
Which means she’ll forget about cleaning.
She’ll sit there looking through the box until she finds her old Girl Scout vest.
Looking at the vest will remind her that she’s craving more Girl Scout cookies.
So…she’ll jump in the car, drive until she finds a truant Girl Scout and buy more Girl Scout cookies.
And chances are if she has a box of Girl Scout cookies, she’ll think that she can eat just one. So she’ll open up the box and…
I think we all know how this story ends! I’ve been stalking the Green Menace ever since I spotted them selling cookies at Wal-Mart last week. So far, I’ve had to restock twice, and the rest of the family has complained they’ve barely gotten any cookies for themselves. However, they should know that when it comes to Girl Scout cookies, it is survival of the fastest (or fattest) around here.
Support the Girl Scouts! Buy lots of cookies!
Send your extra Thin Mints and Samoas to me! I’m more than happy to take care of them for you.