It’s The Little Things: Coffee Dates & PSL’s

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.
After all…
And time with my girls is always good. 

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  • You went for the 2 pump! NICE.

    Did you try a bite of cake pop? Those things are legit. No wonder kids love them so much.

  • My girls loooove the pink cake pops too!! I had a bite– they're amazing! And I'm a psl fan as well!!

  • Coffee dates! Very nice. I had a cake pop once at my friends baby shower and it was so intense. I didn't realize it was like the richest thing ever. Whoa. I'd be hopping around on chairs too after one. And right? There is a difference between behaving poorly and just being a kid. Nice to just let them do their thing. Plus PSL ftw =) I went on Sunday and they were out of PSL. I got the salted caramel mocha frap and it changed my life. yummmm. Think they will do it again with their winter drinks?! Fingers crossed.

  • So fun! Pink cake pops are special for little girls. I tried to get Callie a chocolate one once (she LOVES chocolate) and she totally refused it because it wasn't pink! So it's always pink for us 🙂 And yay for a quiet starbucks so the girls can play. It's so hard to know when you can let kids be kids out in public like that. 🙂

  • I have a little nephew (my brother's son) that just gets under my skin sometimes. I have to remember grace and to love him and remember that he's just a kid. Besides, all boys should be a bit ornery. 😉 So fun to have a coffee date with your girls and it's nice when the place is empty. 🙂

  • It's little moments like this one that the girls will always remember. It doesn't take grand gestures to make a impact, you know? Just a cake pop on a Saturday afternoon.

  • Two pumps. Good call.
    Loving your perspective on just letting the littles be littles. I'm guilty of letting that get lost in the shuffle of trying to keep a clam and quiet child – which isn't reality.
    Cake pops are a big hit in these parts as well. When we make Target runs SB is often included in our errand running. The request for cake pops is often made, and I can't help but oblige. I mean, if *I'm* indulging who am I to deny such a delicious moment to Marcus?

  • I took advantage of that deal twice over the weekend. 😀

  • What a sweet Mommy daughter date! 🙂

  • This is such a great reminder. I often times find myself as the fun killer too! And even though Ellie is only 16 months kinda a drill sear gent. And I need to let go and allow her to discover more!!!

  • This is so great! It really is the little things…like 2 minutes of bliss while sipping coffee!