Monday, June 7, 2010

Who Wants a Poppochino?

What? You never heard of a Poppochino? Sounds like… That's right! – a frappuccino, but…

Let me explain.

Before I explain, though, I have to tell you about how much my grandson, Nolan, LOVES coffee. He loves the taste of coffee so much, in fact, that he will drag chairs to the counter or table if he finds an unattended cup sitting on it, and he will sneak whatever coffee he finds wherever he finds it.

What's funny about his love for coffee is that he is not yet 3 years old. Everybody thought he liked only his mom's coffee, because Mommy puts lots of sweet additives into hers, but we have found him sneaking into Daddy's office to drink Dad's BLACK coffee, too.

Every once in a while, when my daughter, Brittney, and I run errands together, we take along both of her children. Nolan, as mentioned above, will soon be 3 (in a couple of days – Audrey is 5 and a half).

What usually happens just before we run our errands is that we stop off at a Starbucks or at Barnes and Noble and order two caramel frappuccinos. Once, as a special treat, Brittney ordered a strawberry frappuccino for Audrey and Nolan to share.

Audrey and Nolan loved those special drinks and, as you might expect, want them whenever Brittney and I order ours now. The other day, as we pulled up to the Starbucks window to order our frappuccinos, Nolan called out from the back seat with a slight whine in his voice, "I want a Poppochino too!"

So now, every time Brittney and I run errands and order our frappuccinos, we have to order a Poppochino too.

Photo is of Audrey and Nolan in dress-up (sepia).

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