I Could Be Going to Starbucks Too Much

Yes, it’s true that when we turn into (or, actually, even pass) a Starbucks, the kids will say, “Are you getting coffee, Daddy?” But I hadn’t fully realized just how common this was. Or maybe it isn’t that common and my kids are just brilliant.

Either way, last night I was giving Lily and Jack a bath and they were pretending to make me coffee. Fill a cup with water, say something like “Here you go, sir”, or “Here’s your coffee, sir.” I’d pretend to drink it; they’d make another. Then Lily said, “I’m going to make your favorite, Dad: a Coffee Alexandra with a little bit of room.”

When I go to Starbucks, I almost always order a Cafe Americano with a little bit of room (so I don’t end up wearing it instead of drinking it.)

Just one more indication to be very, very careful what you say around little ears. They are always listening.


  1. I had to stage a ‘coffee intervention’ with my wife when, upon driving with my oldest daughter past our local java establishment, she sighed and said… “We’re not going to the coffee store again, are we dad? Mom must want another Mocha-mocha tall skinny” After ensuring that my wife wasn’t cheating on me with a tall, dark, slender barista from within, I determined that Claire had committed mommy’s drink of choice to memory.

  2. Yes, they are always listening.A few weeks ago Mike was looking at a funny basketball game on the computer when Joey noticed and shook her head saying, “That game is so damn silly, dad.” It was a bit of an eye-opener.

  3. Don’t worry. They’ll be coming our with the Starbucks playset any day now, just like they did with McDonalds.

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