Monday, October 23, 2006

The need for Caffeine!
Just recently I began drinking coffee as a daily routine. It seems so strange, just a few months ago I rarely had a cup, and it had to be froofy, with lots of chocolate and flavoring if I did. Now, just get me something with caffiene! I wasn't even tempted in the past. It wasn't good for you, didn't taste that great, so what's the point. Everywhere I went people had their coffee. People joked about it, " I not awake untill I finish this cup," or, " don't bother me untill I get my coffee", etc. I never got it...........untill this summer.
I blame my husband first. He decided a couple of years ago that he had to have it every morning, and I still wasn't interested. Then the coffee shops, and drive thrus really started. He started working a really tough job, and needed the pick-me-up in the afternoons, or weekends. So while I'd be in the car, it was ok, how 'bout something with chocolate, mmm how 'bout a shake.... Then there were the playdates. My friends all served coffee at playdates, and met at coffee houses to chat. It was all over for me by this point. I realized how much happier and productive I could be, it felt good. This drug called " caffeine" really has a good side, I'm now "getting" why people have caffeine addictions.
I know this is no new revelation for those that started drinking it years ago. I have finally given in to the fact that life is draining, tiring, and demanding, so why not supplement a little:) This afternoon my 3 year old had just driven me into the ground. (you'd think just having one wouldn't be such a problem, but I'm telling ya, this kid NEVER sleeps, ALWAYS talks, and NEVER stops!! I'm too scared to have another because she is just exhausting!) My house was a mess, I needed to do laundry, make dinner, and just organize my own thoughts, but it just wasn't gonna happen with the energy levels I had. And I just couldn't handle Maddy anymore! I called my honey who was on his way home for a late lunch, and I pleaded with him to stop and get me a serious cup of caffeine. I felt defeated that I couldn't do it on my own, but really, you should've seen what I got done those next couple of hours! So now, I get it, I really do.....why the need for caffeine is multi-billion dollar industry!

7 comments:

Jean said...

Wait until you get to French roast or start adding extra shots!

Zog the Warrior said...

mmmmmm......donuts,

(perfect with coffee)!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Jean!!!
that's exactly what I'm scared of, the addiction just gets deeper. Good to hear from you!

DaD.. said...

Well... as a Child [Maddy's age] we would start the DAY in France with 'Cafe Au Lait'... in a bowl! The milk was warmed on the stove
[I still remember the skin that would form on the top of my cafe au lait because of the warmed milk]...then we would dunk a huge piece of French bread satiated with some flavor of jam... I firmly believe that it was French Roast at such a young age that stunted my growth... I should be a 6'5" guy, but I think I came out at 5'9" because of the intense childhood caffeine.

I am surprised that I didn't sway you over to the dark side of coffee at a much younger age!

Maybe it was because you wanted to grow taller than your dad...?

Michelle said...

Why would you give a child caffeine? Don't they already have too much energy! I couldn't even imagine M on it! 5'11 maybe, 6'5 no! :)

WorldOjess said...

and that is why that one chick from Desperate Housewives started taking her son's Ritilan to keep up with everything.. personally i would take the coffee...

Jean said...

I think with hyper kids caffiene actually slows them down. Ritalin is an upper. Somehow it all works in reverse on them. Weird but it works.