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.”
Got to love their innocence. Sweet boy.
He’s very sweet when he’s not sour.
At least it wasn’t Irish coffee.
Always the booze with you, Tom.
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?
I’m not sure what she told them, but if the taste of coffee is one of the big disappointments awaiting him, he’ll be all right.
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.
As far as you know, I have tried it, and it’s horrible. So there you go.
I smell a rat. The “As far as I know” statement tipped me off.
Nonsense! I talk like that all the time.
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.
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. 🙂
This kid thinks everything is better with strawberries.
I wonder if he’ll grow up to enjoy a mocha latte? And EVERYTHING is better with a strawberry on top!!
Yup, strawberry mocha latte. I hope that’s a thing, cause he’s gonna want one.
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.
Why wouldn’t you give a small child coffee? Have you ever tried? It makes them explode. It’s fun. For other people.
Whole children are difficult enough to keep track of.