March 31, 2011
Even Florida gets cold. That’s why they have Espresso stands all over Disney World! No, Disney, unlike my beloved Morning Joe and my beloved Target, has not struck a deal with Starbucks.
They know how to grab you on the way in, with the small of espresso wafting by the entrance. It actually never takes much to “grab” me when it comes to coffee.
When in doubt, get an Americano. Almost always better than the drip. And for kids, the Hot Chocolate is nearly like the ‘BUX.
May 1, 2010
She sat on my lap in my office chair like she so often does, this time with book in hand..”Will you read this to me?” Often, honestly, I ask for a few more minutes. Sometimes, like that night (fortunately), we open the book and start to read. This was not just any ordinary book. It was a Disney Princess picture book of cut out paper dolls, AND mini cut out abridged version storybooks about Ariel, Cinderella, and fill-in-the-blank-princesses-who-happened-to-be-named-Mia.
It was this fill in the blank story that we began to tell. Princess Mia, describing herself, “likes dolls, Littlest Pet Shop, PollyPockets. She has a big brother who likes cars. Her daddy likes to tell silly stories. Her mommy likes to….hmm work.”
Queen Me: “Ok, really Mia, don’t we read stories (as i’m thinking to myself “Like we’re doing right now!”).
Princess Mia: “You don’t read to me enough.”
Fortunately for me — lest I go slit my wrists out of guilt — she listed off all the things we do together — family walks, swimming, snuggling, eating. But made it abundantly clear that I couldn’t get away with the suggestion that we read together.
Ever been punched in the gut by the truth — through the mouths of your babies? Guess who made a mid-year resolutions right then and there to read one book a day together, each and every day…yep.