Every morning, our younger daughter, Mia, makes my coffee for me. She knows just the way I like it too. She knows it is asking WAY too much to expect Mom to drive her to school without coffee. She knows the three blocks to school drop off are far, cold and loathsome. She knows I hate the drive to school. She knows my coffee and our dog, Lollipop, get me through it... (She also knows I will NOT drive to school without coffee!)
This morning, Mia asked to bring tea to school. My husband, Russell, brought lovely rose and vanilla tea back from Singapore, Mia adores. The rose and vanilla tea is sweet and flowery and smells like Spring in a cup. The fragrance alone can brighten a day! Mia said, 'I'll make yours if you make mine.' Mia meant, 'I'll make your coffee if you make my tea.' She then said, 'I don't know what you do to my tea to make it taste so good.' Ever notice how good something tastes when someone you love makes it for you? Knowing how someone takes their coffee or tea is an intimate and loving piece of knowledge I think. It shows you care enough to care how that person likes something-even if that "something" is a cup of coffee or tea.
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