If you draw a preschooler a mouse

If you draw a preschooler a mouse,

She’ll tell you he looks hungry,
and ask you to draw him a plate of cheese.

When you draw the cheese,
she’ll tell you he needs a cracker.

And when she sees your cracker,
she’ll ask you for the pen.

She’ll draw a party hat on the mouse,
because it’s his birthday.

And because it is his birthday,
she’ll want to give him a present.

So she’ll draw him a cell phone,
and a house to live in.

Once she gives the mouse the cell phone,
he’ll need someone to call.
So she’ll draw him a grandmother.

But when the mouse calls his grandmother,
he’ll get so distracted,
he’ll forget to close the door.

Which is where the cat comes in.

C’mon. You knew The Five-Year-Old would fit a cat into her story somehow, didn’t you?

Many thanks (apologies?) to Laura Numeroff, whose excellent and extremely entertaining “If You Give…” series of books inspired this blog post.

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