I love coffee. I love the smell of it. I love the taste of it. Even not so great coffee, I still like. What I appreciate the most about coffee is that it forces me to slow down, even if just for a moment, and take my time to drink it. I may not always afford myself the luxury of doing so, but when I do brew a pot, I attempt to sit for just 5 minutes and take in the experience.
While the older kids are at school, the little ones and I have begun a tradition of a "mid-morning" coffee break. My girls actually like coffee. I try to keep a jar of decaf-instant on hand for them. The last few days, Cucumber has specifically asked if we can take our coffee break and visit for awhile. How could I possibly say no to such a request?