If You Give the Muppets a Midnight Snack

If you give a muppet a midnight snack,

he’s going to ask for a fresh new diaper.

When you change his diaper, he’ll probably want to put on a new outfit as well.

Once he’s dressed, he’ll ask to put on a drool bib.

Then he will want to chew on his hand and various lovies nearby.

While he’s sucking his thumb, he’ll probably realize that there’s a lot of interesting stuff surrounding him. So he’s going to want to look around a bit.

When he’s finished taking everything in, he’ll want to listen to some classic music to calm himself down. You will have to make sure the iPod is plugged into the speakers and find the Disney Classic Lullabies playlist.

While he’s listening to the songs, he’s probably going to want to sing along. He’ll smile and squeal; his voice will make him remember a funny story he wants to share about his day.

Telling his story will remind him of all the books in our children’s library. So you’ll read him one of his cardboard books and he’ll want to turn the pages himself.

When he holds the book, he’ll get so excited that he’ll want to hold all his toys. He’ll ask to sit on the floor so he can grab his blocks.

He’ll try to crawl. When he starts to get frustrated, he’ll want to snuggle with you in his glider.

The gentle rocking will slowly start to put him to sleep against your chest. Which means you’ll need to bundle him back up in his wearable blanket and put him back in his crib.

Squirming and rolling in his sleepsack to get comfortable will make him realize that his diaper is wet again. So…he’ll ask for another diaper change.

And chances are, if he needs a new diaper, he’s going to want a midnight snack before he goes back to bed.


Inspired by the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffe Numeroff


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7 Responses to If You Give the Muppets a Midnight Snack

  1. Holly

    Well, that was just TOO cute. Seriously. =)

  2. Gramma Janet

    Amazing! Turn it into Numeroff for her next in the series and demand big time royalties!

  3. Winifred Ahern

    What a precious account!! Darling, colorful pictures — so many cute outfits — a lot of time must be spent with the washer. The Muppets always look perfect!!

  4. Nancy C

    What a wonderful way to start my day! Thanks for sharing such a great gallery of pics and a great story.

  5. Joanne Hamann

    I love that book – you nailed it – i agree with Janet – get those royalties!

  6. Gramma Janet

    grandma j told me i could not appreciate this story because i was not born here, my reply was……anything that Tricia write it is appreciated by everybody especially by grandpa stavo

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