Our drive home was about two hours so we stopped to get drinks. My husband got the kids Peppermint Mochas, and I thought nothing of it so I handed them back one at a time. After the drinks were no longer sue McDonald’s scalding hot, the kids thoroughly enjoyed them. Not a drop was left in either cup.
We arrived hime around 8:30, the kids changed into jammies, and Lily bounded down the stairs, “Momma, can I vacuum the living room?!” “Uh, sure?” Lil proceeded to spend about fifteen minutes vacuuming. After she finished the living room she moved to the dining room and once she was done she wrapped up the cord and put the vacuum back. Who was this child? She has been more willing to voluntarily help lately, but at 9:00 at night what child offers to vacuum?
The kids went to bed and an hour or so later we made our way up as well only to be greeted by two children who were WIDE awake. Their eyes were so alert it looked as thought they had either slept for twelve hours or binged on caffeine. What was in that Peppermint Mocha? Shannon, "Do you think that was a coffee drink?" "I have no idea, I just figured it was flavored hot chocolate."
Fast forward to the next morning and our breakfast conversation that focused around the content of a Peppermint Mocha. Google found out for us that mocha drinks are either coffee or espresso mixed with chocolate. Huh, news to me! I drink my coffee black so I honestly thought that mocha was just another word for chocolate when it came to hot drinks. After Google alerted us of our parenting fail both kids were intent on having their own cups of coffee, Shannon poured them each a tiny bit in the bottom of a mug and after it cooled the kids sniffed and sipped. YUCK! Apparently black coffee is not as tasty as a Peppermint Mocha, but if you need to get some cheap help around the house pretend you do not know what that fancy drink is and give one to your kids, I promise, they will impress you with their stamina.