One man’s coffee . . .

The other night, Big Man saw me pouring hot water into a mug. “Are you making coffee?” He asked.

“No. I’m making tea.”

“Oh,” he said. “I want some coffee with strawberries in it.”

I made a face. “Strawberry coffee? That sounds horrible.”

“It sounds good,” he insisted.

“How do you know? You don’t even know what coffee tastes like.”

“Yes, I do.”

“How? You’ve never had coffee.”

“Yes I have.”


“At Andrew’s house. His mom gave it to me.”

“No. She didn’t give you coffee.”

“Yes she did. We went out to play in the snow and then we came back in the house and she gave us coffee because we were cold.”

“She wouldn’t give little kids coffee.”

“She did. She gave all the kids coffee. She put it in cup just like that.” He pointed at my mug. “And we all drank coffee.”


“Yeah. With marshmallows on top.”

Swiss miss coffee

We don’t have any, but some of the fancy preschoolers have coffee that comes with the marshmallows already in it.


19 comments on “One man’s coffee . . .

  1. Beth Wey says:

    Got to love their innocence. Sweet boy.

  2. Tom W says:

    At least it wasn’t Irish coffee.

  3. Did the lady tell them it was coffee? A friend of mine was at a wedding as a young child, and they gave her ginger ale, telling her it was champagne. She was SO disappointed when she eventually tasted the real thing! Does a similar disillusion await your boy?

  4. Gibber says:

    One can never know if coffee with strawberries in it is good unless they try. I think you need to try it just once and let us all know the verdict.

  5. I knew it, I knew it! Just like with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, I didn’t find out the truth until I was an adult.

  6. Just Joan says:

    Well, it was in the right kind of CUP and it was BROWN, so it must be coffee. Kid logic. Swiss Miss with strawberries in it? I’m not exactly yodeling in anticipation, but who knows? I hope your kids will read this blog someday, Snoozin. 🙂

  7. janethc says:

    I wonder if he’ll grow up to enjoy a mocha latte? And EVERYTHING is better with a strawberry on top!!

  8. Sandi says:

    Yep. That’s about right.

    Also, your son might request Louisianga too. Around that age, my daughter insisted I gave her “that” and it was “GOOD”

    Note: We had a map of the United States, and Daddy had to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana. So we’d point to the map. Also, it was her first time trying lasagna. 1+1 = 2 . She was found of compound anything. Hand sanitizer became hanasizer.

    And Crack-crackers (she told people I gave her) were the Wheat Thins that had a cracker cracked a portion on the box. That one took me FOREVER to figure out…like weeks…and we walked by an old version of the box – and she pointed it out.

  9. Ahdad says:

    Why wouldn’t you give a small child coffee? Have you ever tried? It makes them explode. It’s fun. For other people.

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