It's the Coffee's Fault - Page 2
This was long before Starbucks and the coffee as dessert phenomena. Now, kids are regulars at coffee shops and have travel coffee mugs to walk to high school. They also carry $1200 handbags and wear Tory Burch ballet flats. They look like all the moms on the sidelines of my kids' soccer games (except we don't have $1200 handbags). I have been in the coffee shop near my kids' school and hear them come in and order black coffee and then see them doctor it with a pack or two of sweetener. These are not lattes and mostly-milk drinks. These kids are drinking like adults; tired, stressed, harried adults.
The coffee has prematurely aged them. The coffee makes them think they are older than they are. The coffee is the slippery slope to skinny jeans and stilettos for the junior high dance. I say it is time for moms and dads to take back the coffee! We need to keep our kids out of the Java Joes of this world and in the candy shops and milk shake stands of yore. If you need an Americana fix, get them a cookie-not a latte. If you can't live without your cup o' joe-make it one without whip cream. Let's not glamorize our coffee. Let's keep it what it was intended to be-a desperate attempt to make it through a grown up day with our heads on straight. Maybe then our kids will stay younger longer and we can keep the Tory Burch flats for ourselves!