It's Just the Coffee Talking: Enjoying pretend coffee and doughnuts this morning (courtesy of a two-year-old)


Good Morning Coffee Friends...

This  morning I was trying to convince a 2 year old I really, really needed coffee 'first'.  

We helped a family member by keeping the new-two-year-old last night so they could work on getting their house ready for market listing photos this morning. 

He naps at my house 100% fine, but going to bed at night is a horse of different color!   I was perfectly acceptable for everything right up to jammies and snuggle time; but he would not fall asleep.  Just needed to be in my arms, snuggling and safe.  And when he kindofsortof did drift off, the very second I made a move, he got very upset again and needed to be safe and in my arms.

Everything was 'new' and he wasn't sure what to make of it.

I got as far as getting him in his little bed if I stood there and 'held his hand'... he put my finger in a death grip.  Even in sleep.  Finally, I gave up and brought him down to sleep with me.  It went pretty well - although I woke up a million times - but I had to laugh this morning when I woke up and one of us was upside down... and it wasn't me.

He sleeps just like his Mama used to sleep as a toddler.  Which is why no one in the entire family wanted her to sleep in our beds with us! 

But he woke up with a smile on his face and a 'big hug'.

So this morning I told him before 'park', before 'breakfast', before 'play'... I just needed to make some coffee.

I sat down with my fresh coffee and here he comes... proudly bringing me a little plastic play cup of coffee, a red plastic play glass of water and a little brown plastic play doughnut!  Oh be still my heart. 

As I sit here now, with him on my lap, a dinosaur cartoon playing in a second browser window on the computer, and I'm typing this... I'm 'sipping' my fake coffee, fake water and eating my fake doughnut.  And, it's very, very good.







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The movie the quote 'horse of a different color' came from:  Wizard of Oz

  Pretend toy breakfast foods 






We have many versions of play coffee makers in our household... we have this one (only in white) as well as the Melissa and Doug version and a random 'camping' version.  Amazon has a lot of different kinds of toy coffee makers.


     and...      This is the wood Melissa and Doug version coffee maker...







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