Friday, September 6, 2013


Day 2: Sept. 6, 2013

Its day two and I have a confession to make.  I buy my kids vanilla steamers at the grocery store, every time we go.  Each in a disposable cup,  with whip cream and sprinkles on top. Once I brought three reusable cups into the store with me and I thought this was going to work. It turned out I needed extra grocery bags to carry the cups once it was all over.  And the thing is, the kids get bored with the steamers once they pick off the sprinkles and suck the whip cream off the top.

I don't know how I got started on the steamers.  Maybe its that every time I go to the store I buy myself a decaf.  And my kids are witnesses.  And then, I'm always a little afraid.  Two kids and one me in the store and really, all I want to do is drink my decaf while pushing the cart around.  This will have to change, I am sure, and I think I am less afraid now.  They are older and I have a lot more time on my own to purchase and sip my decaf in peace.  And truly,  I don't remember having delicious treats handed to me every time I went to the grocery store with my mother, and she and I, we're still friends.

Today was good.  No disposable cups purchased!  One decaf in a reusable cup enjoyed.

Here is today's water color:


  1. I get Jack a plain steamer, but he needs his own cup, fer sure. The heat makes the milk sweeter, really. It might not be too late for A, but I bet S would know the difference. Or yeah, those kids don't need steamers! What am I thinking?