You Know You're Nearing Extinction When. . . .
. . .your middle-schooler has to help you order at Starbucks. Yes, Laura, that's right.
I took Edison throught he drive-thru at our new Starbucks. Seymour, TN - three traffic lights. . .four pizza joints. . .three fried chicken places (not counting the grocery stores) and a Starbucks.
Edison is having his tonsils & adenoids removed tomorrow morning. As you read this, please say a little prayer for him, and for us. This is totally minor in comparison to other surgeries we've allowed to happen on our children in the past, but it's still surgery. And, he's still my son.
To help him "cope" with the tension, I took him to Starbucks. He ordered a "Grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino" which to me is a chocolate chip shake. (a very expensive chocolate chip shake) I opted for this.
This, my dear friends, is a "Tall Orange Creme Frappuccino" or, in my world, heaven through a straw. If you're a fan of dreamsicles, this is the drink for you. Bring your ATM card, or some sort of collateral. It's worth it.
No, it's not low fat.
No, it's not caffeinated.
No, there's nothing "chai" about it.
It was like the orange shakes they used to serve at McDonalds. It took me back to the ice cream truck that came through my neighborhood as a child.
That's right, for a mere $9 (I tipped the guy) I was able to make my child's day, and reminisce about 25-cent frozen confections.