Middle School & Caffeine / Steals and Deals
My son, who happens to be in 7th grade was telling me about the trials and tribulations of his homeroom class. Pretty much the same as what you and I remember. Everyone in a groggy state of mind, crust in some of the boys eyes, (making themselves less attractive to the opposite sex). Girls applying their make-up they weren’t allowed to be wearing, the quiet kids drawing, the teacher with his/her coffee while eyeballing the kids to make sure we were watching the kids version of Daily News on the classroom TV. Yes, all was concurred in the whist of his description except the “nah, we all just eat breakfast and everyone drinks their Red Bulls or Coffee.” Excuse a’mwah!? Did he say Red Bulls and Coffee? He sure did…what adult gives their child a Red Bull? “Oh, yea here ya go Abel, here is your possible morning heart attack.”
Let me take us back a few weeks ago and you will see where I am going with this. One Saturday it was just three of us spending the day together; Abel, his Dad and I. It started out as any other day with my normal dose of Starbucks. So, far this drink has been everyone addiction since introducing them to it. I put my cup in the cup holder and trusted that nobody would drink it because the hubby had his own. I normally don’t have issues with anyone taking my coffee. Why you ask, because they die that’s why! Back to the story, we get to our destination and we are walking around and buying a few things, I hand Abel a bag and within 10 minutes he drops it 3 times. I turn and give him my glare and he gives me the bag and says “Here don’t give me a bag with your stuff cause Im just gonna break it right now, I don’t know why I can’t hold this stupid bag”. Now, I don’t know if I sat there in awe because he sounded like his Mother or if I was in awe because he actually spoke up for himself. Now, I take the bag back and we continue walking but he starts walking into me and bumping my side. His Dad and I asked “Are you ok? What is wrong with you?” He says “ I hear a buzzing noise that won’t stop and everything is spinning. Oh and I can hear my heart beating. Is that normal Mom?” I asked him “Did you take something? A pill a friend gave you? Are you on drugs!!!!!?”. He says “No! I drank your coffee when you weren’t looking”.……………………………..(lips pierced, eyes looking to the sky) So, apparently I didn’t say it but I pretty much handed my kid his possible morning heart attack. Yeah, not too much of a proud parent moment there for me. We ended up hauling away in search of food for him and got him a Gatorade. After about an hour he was better. Ask my son if he will drink my coffee again, he will pretty much tell you that his mom doesn’t do crack she drinks it. Now, my son is the scrawny kid in homeroom, odd one out with his morning protein smoothie. Its healthy, I guess….give me a break. With your first kid, you are protective and sanitary, second you’re like ok she’s 2 she’s fine going down the car port on a skateboard, third, speaking of third where is she (looking around), fourth….HA HA HA HA HA, plays in back yard in her undies, two mismatched sandals and a cool news boy cap riding her dog like a horse (her hat makes it cool though).
Point is everything and everyone changes, sit back and enjoy the ride because its bumpy, fast, will make you feel dizzy and you wanna scream in fear but the adrenaline makes you so happy and leaves you with no regrets about getting on that ride. Minus the Red Bull or Starbucks Americano to anyone under 18.
Steals and Deals:
Steal - Target is doing up to 35% off home decor, bonus points to those who have the target red card scoring an additional 5% off. Plus if you spend $125 online you get a $25 gift card back (gift card is available until Saturday).
Deal - H&M on Columbus Day they are having up to 60% off all outerwear.