I was wondering how long it would take my kids to tell me that my coffee breath was stinky. I always hated it when adults had stinky coffee breath when I was a kid. I told my mom all the time that she had stinky coffee breath. I think I was five years old the first time I told her. I did have scruples enough not to tell other adults.
This morning, Alex leaned in to sweetly give me a kiss, and afterward he covered his little nose and said, “Ooo, stinky breath.” It didn’t take Alex very long into life to make his first exclamation about coffee breath. I apologized, but I didn’t feel too bad, because drinking coffee is apart of adult life. I just have to own it. Love it. Let it wake me up for motherhood.