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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

 

Mom is a Coffee Junkie, Her Son Is Addicted to Dinosaurs


Dane, my 5-year-old, is sitting on the couch watching Prehistoric Planet, his favorite DVD about dinosaurs.

Leiopleurodon—an ancient whale-like sea creature whose jagged-tooth jaws have been likened to a giant car-crusher—has eaten, well, a dolphin thing.

Dane’s cozy under his afghan, but his hands are cold. He woke up too early so I sit and watch the video with him. I hold a homemade hot latte in my hands. It feels so good I think Dane will like holding it too.

He holds it and looks so comforted I tell him he can have a sip. He raises an eyebrow and cocks his head at me.

“Go ahead,” I coax with a nod.

He brings the cup to his lips, tips his head back a little and drinks a sip in. He slowly brings it back down to his lap, looks over at me, and smiles the smile of a conspirator. I return a knowing smile.

“Good stuff, huh?” I say.

I feel like a junkie who’s just scored a kid his first hit.

Since he’s able to recall every arcane detail about the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, I’m tempted to tell him that these are Blue Bottle beans, voted by some to be the finest coffee beans roasted in San Francisco and home brewed on our Rancilio espresso machine.

Instead, I let him hold my warm cup as Leiopleurodon makes his way further into the deep.

By Anjie Reynolds

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I bet Dane had a great day! Super story; thanks for sharing!
 
That was such a sweet glimpse into one of those moments when you just love being a mom. I was a fly on the wall Anjie, I loved it!
 
That was a sweet glimpse of one of those moments you love being a mom. I was a fly on the wall, I loved it!
 
I love it Anj. I'm so happy you take the time to write about these "in between" times of our mothering. They're important because it's not an "in between" time for our children; it's their life! ~Bug
 
I love it Anj. I'm so happy you take the time to write about these "in between" times of our mothering. They're important because it's not an "in between" time for our children; it's their life! ~Bug
 
Thanks for writing this Anj. It's important to write about the "in between" times of mothering because they're not in between for our children. It's their whole life.
 
Hilarious! I appreciated your observation "he smiles the smile of a conspiritor. I return a knowing smile." You reminded me of the adventure of parenting, exploring the world, always anew, throuoght the experiences of our child.
 
Hilarious! I appreciate your observation "he smiles the smile of a conspiritor. I return a knowing smile."
 
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