Moms and dads, today (or whenever you read this) do at least one thing for you. Whatever it is that makes you smile, do a little bit of it each day. Your children are watching. Let them see you be happy.
For me the “it” is having a morning cup of coffee. Coffee first, then parenting. Instant mom! Just add coffee.
As you sip your cup of joe, take in some of my favorite coffee quotes. (Can you tell I’m an American lit teacher?) May your drink of choice, e.g. coffee, hot or iced tea, Diet Coke, alcohol, be stronger than your toddler.
“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.” — Gertrude Stein, American Novelist, Poet, Expat
“For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”
— from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by TS Eliot, American Essayist, Poet
“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
— from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, American Novelist
“That’s something that annoys the hell out of me—I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t.”
— from Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, American Writer
A Final Thought – From the Pillow
Moms and dads, in the words of Gertrude Stein, you deserve “a chance to be”.
So espresso self-love by whatever beans necessary￼.
What’s one thing you will do for you today?