I’m not a coffee drinker. I love the smell of coffee, but I’m not crazy about the taste. With that said, I’ve always wondered why/how people could just hang out at Starbucks all afternoon… and now I know.
I’ve got the afternoon off from “mommy duty” and decided to play the part of a “cool kid” this afternoon and stop by Starbucks. I’m not even a little ashamed to tell you that I’ve been here for over an hour and I’m nowhere ready to leave yet. I’ve been sipping on a Toffee Mocha Frappuccino, I’ve had a really good chocolate chunk cookie and have even seen a few friends. I guess I look friendly because two different people have asked me for directions. I could do without the jazz music, but hey – at least it’s not Christmas music, yet. And you wanna know the best part? No one here is crying, no one needs me to fix them a snack and there aren’t dogs here needing attention. Heck, I don’t even have to do the dishes here – yay! It’s just me and my computer…and some really good people watching. I’m amazed at how many people have come in the store and didn’t have to tell the barista their order – the folks behind the counter already knew! Ah, the life of being a “regular”.
This is the perfect mommy getaway spot. It’s only a few miles from home, but I feel like I’m hundreds of miles away. I think I’m going to make it my new goal to become a “regular” here. I deserve time off and I certainly don’t do it enough. Let’s see how many trips it takes before the barista knows my order!
Where’s your favorite mommy getaway spot close to home? As a mom, I challenge you to take a time-out for yourself each week. You deserve it! I’m refreshed and ready to get home to dirty dishes.. kinda.