Starbucks had BOGO this weekend, a rare and happy occasion. Paying $5’s for two coffees doesn’t seem like such a bad deal compared to $5 each. Plus it really helps to stretch out the dollars I have loaded on my gift card.
It’s the end of September and I still hadn’t had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.
How could I pass up going?!
It would be crazy not to go.
At least that is what I convinced myself to be true.
It was Saturday afternoon and Russ was working on the car. So, I loaded up the girls and we went out for “a coffee date”.
And of course I couldn’t be the only one to get something. I didn’t want to be a rude date ;).
Pink cake pops bring a special kind of happiness to little girls.
Iced to take back home to dad, hot for mom.
For a few minutes I sat back, enjoyed my coffee and the quiet atmosphere.
FYI: Cake pops also make for two very quiet little girls.
These were an amazing 2 minutes.
And then life resumed.
They were running around, giggling and playing on all of the “fun” chairs.
I was feeling a bit less than relaxed all of a sudden, but thankfully at 2:00 on a Saturday Starbucks isn’t very busy. I needed to remember that they don’t have to be quietly sitting like picturesque kiddos in their chairs while mommy sips her latte.
Sometimes I can be a fun killer. A fun killer for no good reason. When they are being bad I know I should get them in line. But when they are just being girls, innocently playing around, sometimes I need to learn to chill out.
After all they are real kids, not robots.
So maybe it wasn’t the quiet date I imagined in my head. But with my PSL in hand and two happy little girls playing I was okay with that.
And time with my girls is always good.