If you wake up a mom, she’s going to want a cup of tea.
While her water is heating, she’ll get herself some yogurt.
But, a kid will see her yogurt and want it. So she’ll give it to them.
Feeding a kid will remind her that she needs to check on the baby ducks. So she’ll leave the dad in charge of breakfast and go outside.
Once she checks on the baby ducks, she’ll decide to do the rest of the chores.
After she does the chores, she’ll run the dogs and water the plants.
While her tea steeps, she’ll clean up the kitchen.
Cleaning up the kitchen will remind her that she needs to change the laundry.
When she piles the clean laundry on her bed she’ll pass by the bathroom.
That will remind her that she needs to brush her teeth.
Brushing her teeth will remind her that she still hasn’t eaten her breakfast, so she’ll head back to the kitchen.
Her kids will be off playing so she’ll take her yogurt to the computer and check her e-mail.
Checking her e-mail will magically alert the kids to her presence and they will all come crying about the rampant social injustice within her household.
Crying kids will make her grumpy, and when she’s grumpy, (and tired) she’s going to want a cup of tea.
… it’ll be cold.
This is not always how it goes. Many days John makes my tea and thrusts it in front of me somewhere in the middle of this progression – he’s a good man!