Monday, June 14, 2010

An open letter to Starbucks

Dear Starbucks,

I know there is a lot of buzz about your perceived world domination to fulfill the caffeine needs of bleary eyed caffeine addicts around the world. You are accused of being to commercial and financial experts have based our $20 a week Starbucks habits as the root of our financial downfall.

I feel very differently. I have a deep affection for you. You are an intricate part of my children's lives. It is because of you that I am able to function as the mom I am. Your support has been invaluable. Who else is open at 6 am to greet me for the 10 minutes I have away from children today? You are the ones who sensing my son's need to nap in the car delivered a drive thru to my neighborhood like manna from heaven. I have made countless trips through that drive thru with my children sleeping through the years.

 You never judged me when I still ordered a Venti latte 9 months pregnant.

You deliver my children cookies and chocolate milk which allow me to get my grocery shopping done.

If all of this was not enough, you sensing something was missing in my Starbucks circle of life, you opened in Target. It was the perfect marriage. Strolling the aisle looking at row after row of stuff I don't need but have to have while sipping a latte is mommy Nirvana. You are the best $4 I spend on any given day.

You and you alone are keeping me off of Xanax.

With much love,

Your every loyal Venti 2 Splenda skinny vanilla latte mom with 3 screaming (or sleeping) kids in the car in their pajamas, swim suits or underware

Crazed Mama


Babes Mami said...

I have been craving Starbucks today and now...I must get it!

Kassie said...

I agree 100% with you.

Shell said...

Starbucks in Target???? I'm so jealous. This needs to be every Target.

Danifred said...

Amen Sista! I am also part of the Starbucks cult!!!

Lydia B. said...

I know. I am in the exact same boat except they haven't open at my Starbucks yet. I am so jealous of you!
You are so awesome.
xo, Lydia