Quote of the Day: I love coffee. I love tea. I love the Java Jive and it loves me. Coffee and tea, and the java and me…a cup a cup a cup…pour!
I first heard this song while riding around with my sister in her little Chevette back in the ’80s, listening to The Manhattan Transfer. Of course, they were great, but I found this recording on Youtube by the Ink Spots and love their true blue jazz style…m-m-m. I find sippin’ coffee to be invigorating and stimulating everything from creativity to conversation.
So, this morning, I laid in bed until the last possible minute, then jumped in the shower. No sooner than the first blast warm water, came the knock on the door (no one needed me UNTIL the water turned on), so I said, “Can it wait. I’m in the shower!”
“Mom,” I heard Charlie, then words I couldn’t decipher. I turned off the water and said, “Just open the door.”
“How much water do you put in the coffee pot?”
He was making coffee for me! “I fill it between the 4 and the 6.”
Water back on, knock, holler, “Mom! Which beans do you use – the ones in the red or the blue?”
“Blue!” (The red is a weird flavored one that I don’t like in the morning, and the clear glass one is decaf.)
The shower goes off. I hear the grinder. I dress faster.
“Thank you, Charlie,” I say, kissing his head. “That was the most thoughtful, kind thing to do for me.” I looked at the pot. “How many scoops of beans did you use?”
“Just one scoop.” I looked inside and the filter was full of coffee grounds. I added more water and asked him which scoop he used. “Oh, the scoop that’s the cover of the grinder.” Whew! That was a bit strong.
Then, I went out for coffee with the Mother’s of Multiples, our usual Friday morning coffee therapy session. I could be dancin’ “The Jitterbug” about now.
But, how sweet! Also, my twins get up early, on their own, come downstairs, turn up the heat, get their own breakfast and watch a little tv.
Being the mother of four boys has its perks! (wink)
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: What gets you out of bed in the morning? Who makes your coffee, tea, or beverage of choice? How do you like it?
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LOVE this…soooo sweet! Young boys who are considerate of their mother will one day be just as considerate of their wives. Good job, Mary!
that is a very sweet story! It made me laugh a little at the scoop part. Very thoughtful son. 🙂
Coffee inspires creativity, conversation … and thoughtfulness on your son’s part! Very nice!
I do make my own coffee, and like it just so, with just the right amount of light cream, no sugar.
Happy Weekend to you 🙂
Oh, Mary, how sweet! That really warmed my heard, and of course, I can hear his sweet voice to go along with it. But really…what a huge heart! My girls make coffee for me quite often. Sometimes I have to ask but usually they are happy to do it. It’s on lazy weekend mornings when I’m reading the paper. They’ll make coffee and a bagel, and they know exactly how to make it (practice makes perfect). It’s so much easier to get up on those days!
How sweet of your boys! I don’t drink coffee, but I do have tea a lot and my hubby surprises me by making it sometimes. He’s especially good at taking the kettle off the burner when I forget I started boiling water. 🙂
I love to stay up late and hate to get up in the morning, but I usually have to, to get to work. I make my tea and coffee myself, tea for breakfast, coffee as soon as I’m in the office. Actually, there is a machine that makes the coffee >:)
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Boys are so wonderful! I love being a mom of boys. My youngest is a girl and I adore her, but the boys are so much easier–and more cuddly. 🙂
So sweet! Eventually he’ll make it just the way you like it. We all make our own. We have a keurig.
Ha! It took me years of coffee drinking before I knew the “official” ratio of grounds to water.
I’m with you…I’m a between the 4 and the 6 gal too. 🙂
Aw… I love the story…I laughed out loud at the scoop measure…HAHAHA That was so sweet of your boy. My son (21) has recently joined the coffee-lovers club in the family… and I am quite pleased with the fact that he makes a perfect coffee–most of the time :-))
Mary, thanks for dropping by my blog, and for your sweet comment–as always.
Sounds like you’ve raised some great boys there 😀 What a sweet thing to do.
What gets me up in the mornings? The fact I HAVE to be at work somewhere around 8:30…
My husband usually makes coffee on the weekends. We sadly don’t have time for it during the week. BUT, we do drink LOTS of tea during the evening. We divide that duty 🙂
Great morning ritual! and a special treat when your boys do it for you…
The very idea of great tasting java in the mornings causes me to get out of on a dime even when it’s not for the day job…