My Poop on New Motherhood

My misguided views of being a new mother

Have you accepted Caffeine as your personal savior? September 1, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — nothingbutthepoop @ 1:47 am

I started this blog a few days ago and since then have been nosing around to see how all the different options work.  I think I must have looked at the templates 10 times cursing that there were no “coffee” related backgrounds.  You would think with a bunch of computer nerds putting these things together that coffee would just be an automatic.  I would create a coffee related templated, but I’m know I’m not smart enough.  I digress from the real reason I started this post.  The truth is, I can’t live with out caffeine anymore.  I start my morning brewing a full pot of coffee (of which I only get about 1.5 cups of).  If that’s not enough I will make a run to the nearest drive through.  I would prefer it to NOT be Starbucks but it’s hard to get around.  Starbucks bought out all the lease rights to the local Coffee People (SHAME, DAMN THEM, TOTAL SHAME).  So my options are kind of limited.  You might ask, “why don’t you just find another localally owned coffee shop?”  And I’ll say, “have you ever tried to pry a toddler out of a carseat, get them into a coffee shop, keep them from harassing every item in sight, and then with coffee in hand try to put said toddler back in car seat and retain coffee in cup?”  Hence my obsession with drive-thrus.  My favorite is getting my non-fat, surgar free, Vanilla latte just before my child falls asleep in her car seat.  It means I have about 20 minutes of “me” time – driving around (or sitting in the driveway) with the radio playing songs I like, drinking my savior in a cup, and for a moment – relaxing.  Once the nap is over baby is slightly rested and mom is slightly relaxed and energized.  I’ve even bought the crystal light powder that you put in the 16 oz water bottles, yes, I bought the powder that contains caffeine.  My child is sleeping through the night but I just don’t feel that I get enough sleep.  I know that I could not live with out coffee or other caffeinated products.  That’s why I admit that I have accepted Caffeine as my personal savior.  How about you?

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3 Responses to “Have you accepted Caffeine as your personal savior?”

  1. btzb411 Says:

    This is great! I’m so glad you started this blog ’cause you’re freaking hilarious!!

    As far as personal saviour – well, that would be my Paxil. I’m Back on the Paxil Again. Sung to the tune of “I’m back in the saddle again.”

  2. readthemanual Says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. It’s 9pm, and just reading this made me wonder if it’s too late to make some coffee. Only, I don’t make it as good as…those people who do it for a living. Also glad to hear that I’m not the only one that sits in the driveway, coffee in hand, radio on, A/C on, baby sleeping in the back. Shhhh, don’t tell!

  3. Meredith Says:

    Ooh, I can tell I’m gonna LOVE this blog!! You say things I can’t put on mine b/c I’ve got a whole world of relatives watching me!!

    Yes, caffeine is my personal savior. I have given my life over to it. I take it in any form I can get, personally loving Coke (the FULL SUGAR FUEL) or Starbucks. You do what you gotta do. It’s a simple and joyous addiction!!


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