My Baby Already Knows I’m a Junkie

by doodaddy on January 15, 2008

An exasperating morning.

  • I slept badly.
  • The chimney people called to say they’re late but will be here "sometime today."
  • Boobaby is removing, one by one, every single cornflake from her bowl and placing each on her lap.
  • We’re already in the second outfit of the day and working on three.
  • The house is a mess and a playdate is heading over.

Losing patience, I say, with just a little too much edge in my voice, "Don’t throw your cranberries on the floor, you’re making daddy do even more work."

Boobaby’s response?

"Daddy drink coffee."

Baby’s got my number, huh?

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs. Chicken January 15, 2008 at 11:28 am

Yeeeeaaah. Is it wrong that The Poo recognizes the half-n-half container and shrieks “coffeeeee!” whenever she sees it?

Hope your day improved!


doodaddy January 15, 2008 at 1:21 pm

We usually call it “coffee-yuck” to make sure she knows how bad it really is. We use that term for chocolate, too, but I think she’s catching on that it might not be so yuck after all… 🙂

Yeah, better day. Playdate arrived and all thoughts of housework went out of my head… I *live* for playdates!



Ophelia Rising January 16, 2008 at 7:09 am

Every once in awhile I try to switch to something a little bit more healthful, like green tea. That lasts for maybe a couple of days. Then I’m back, seduced by the richness and the power of the dark bean.

Yes, I bow to the coffee gods every morning. What, oh, what would we do without it?

(By the way, I love your weirdest google searches list, especially the “stupid thing a girl friend doo.”)


Jeremy Adam Smith January 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Baby gives good advice.

Before baby, once a month I would go a weekend without coffee, just to clean out my system and renew the power of caffeine. Today? Forget it. The caffeine must flow or daddy will have “a little too much edge in my voice.”


doodaddy January 16, 2008 at 2:42 pm

I think you’re the only one who noticed that particular euphemism! I think you know what I meant, huh?

:), Dd.


LifeAsIKnowIt January 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Smart girl! A few weeks ago my six year old said,”Mom, how about you let me watch some tv so you can have some alone time?”

Smart, smart kids.


doodaddy January 16, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Did you take her up on it?




Aimee Greeblemonkey January 16, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Smart girl.


tanya25m January 17, 2008 at 9:58 am

And I’m willing to bet she got you to smile.


doodaddy January 17, 2008 at 10:32 am

Oh, yeah…. but that’s nothing new!


David January 17, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Yup, my coffeemaker is programmed to go off at 5 a.m. — just to make sure it’s ready for whenever B wakes up. I’ll never forget the two days I ran out of the stuff. I now have four bags in the freezer.

I’m hoping “coffee” is B’s first word, actually.


jessicab January 18, 2008 at 9:27 am

She has totally got you figured out.

Smart Kid.


Vicki July 9, 2008 at 1:11 am

Whenever my son Enzo sees a cup, he says, “That’s mama’s coffee”- no matter what the contents are inside!


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