Monday, February 11, 2008

Free Caffeine!

This is a repost from the early days of my blog (i.e. when no. one. read. And I mean NO. ONE.). It is Monday and my husband worked all weekend and this momma is "wored" out, as my daughter says.

Let me set up the scenario which I am about to relate: In our home, we have a one pop a day rule for our seven year old daughter, Her Highness. In addition to only one a day, it must not contain caffeine except in the rarest of occasions, which is not a problem because we typically don't have caffeinated beverages in the fridge.

Her Highness: Mommy, I am going to have so much energy because this pop (a Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola Classic) has caffeine.
Me: Oh, Her Highness, no, it doesn't.
HH: Yes, it does. (exasperated) See, it says 'free caffeine'!
Me: (stifling laughter) You're right, Her Highness. It does.

Isn't that too cute? I love the way that at this age, Her Highness is so literal; everything is black and white still. Bad people are bad and good people are good. I am still almost the smartest gal in the world and my word is rarely questioned because I am the mommy and I wouldn't steer her wrong. Her daddy still hung the moon and she wants to marry her baby brother when she grows up. Santa and the Easter Bunny still exist and the Tooth Fairy, too. Oh, what an age! She is on the verge of figuring out that things are often more gray than black or white; that mommy is just a person and Santa is her parents. For now, I revel in the fact that some caffeine is free and that my precious daughter is still wonderfully innocent to the truths of this often harsh world.

It is pretty cool to be the smartest person in the world, too...


Life As I Know It said...

Yeah, it's pretty interesting to see their view of the world. Their very literal view of the world.
Soon it will change, but for now, I'm savoring their innocence!

Cute post!

Missy said...

I love that she calls it "pop". My husband and I use that word, but people look at us like we are crazy when we say it! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Toni, what a great post. It's a wonderful age, isn't it? By the way, I left you a little something on my blog...

MamaGeek said...

I can't imagine a day when NOBODY read your blog. :)

FREE caffeine? Oh I love the way she thinks. How cute is THAT.

Pop? I can tell your from Ohio! :)


Their concept of things, compared to ours, is truly amazing..they never cease to amaze me.

Kathryn said...

Oh, she is too cute. That is hilarious!

Bradley's Mom said...

I love this post!

Yes, the sweet innocence of's so refreshing!!

I say pop, too! Go midwest!!


Jenni said...

I love this innocence. What a sweetie. You guys must be in PA or OH, right?