For my daughter’s birthday, she received a toy coffee maker, complete with cups, saucers, spoons, and of course, coffee pot. When she opened the gift and revealed the contents, I busted out laughing. When she asked what was so funny, I told her, “Your friend’s mommy thinks she’s pretty funny. She knows me too well.” My daughter was thrilled (have I mentioned that she can identify Starbucks when we drive by, even the ones we’ve never visited?) and proceeded to make us all coffee.
I emailed my friend the next morning telling her how funny the gift was and thanking her for the gift (and the laugh!) She emailed me back, appreciating that I had found the humor, and the relaying the following conversation that occured between her and her 5-year-old son.
Son: We’re going to M’s party? What present did we get her?
Mom: A pretend coffee maker.
Son: Oh, does she like coffee just like her Mama?
Um, yes. My name is spaghettipie, and I’m addicted to coffee.