A little something to make you smile…

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Being confirmed Northwesterners, and me a born Seattleite, we do a lot of coffee around here. It took having two children to make me start drinking coffee. Not college, not a swing-shift job, not one child, TWO children. And I still prefer tea to coffee, but darn it if I don’t need the bigger caffeine rush to keep up with the monkeys.

Anyway, anything that comes in a Starbucks cup is “coffee” to Ane. I usually buy her a kids’ vanilla milk and pour half of it into a sippy cup for Tad, so she gets the “coffee cup.” It’s cheaper to have the barista make a kids’ vanilla milk than it is to buy the vanilla milk in the refrigerated case. Of course, that milk is organic, so that may have something to do with it…

We stopped at Starbucks on our way home from church last Friday night. Ane had just finished her last night of sports camp, and was starving. I had a thawed Smuckers Uncrustables peanut-butter-and-strawberry-jam sandwich for her, and we decided to all go in and sit down inside Starbucks to let her eat and drink her vanilla milk there, instead of in the car.

She noticed the large fireplace with the overstuffed chairs in front of it. “Mommy, there’s a fireplace! But there’s no fire,” she added.

“Nope. It’s summertime, so there’s no fire. But when the weather gets cold, they have a fire in the fireplace, and then people sit in those big chairs in front of the fire and drink their coffee.”

Her jaw literally dropped. “Mommy, can we do that?”

I smiled. “Yes, when the weather gets cold, you and Mommy will go for a special treat and have coffee in front of the fire.”

Ane nodded eagerly. “Yes, we will have coffee and sit in the big chairs in front of the fireplace.” She paused. “I’m so cute.”

Yes, kid, you are.

4 Responses to “A little something to make you smile…”

  1. Little Cousin's Mommy
    July 31st, 2007 06:06

    Not narcissistic at all, huh?

  2. Dozeymagz
    July 31st, 2007 06:53

    Glad to hear Ane is starting her ‘coffeeness’ young!

  3. Linda
    July 31st, 2007 08:12

    Perfection! Dad started us on coffee when we were very young, also! Maybe that is what stunted Alan’s growth!
    Good for Ane…now, for a cup of my Gevalia Creme Brulee…she will love it!
    hugs to Tad and Ane

  4. Matthew
    July 31st, 2007 19:41

    Humility is for older folks. 🙂