Those coffee moments as a parent

Le Panier latte near Pike Place Market, Seattle (photo by Sheila Scarborough)Things are a bit slow here in the BlogOPlex as I bounce from the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) conference right now in Seattle (hashtag #awc100 if you want to follow on Twitter) and the upcoming Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Tourism (#OTIA) in Tulsa, where I’m giving a luncheon keynote and workshop on Monday, October 19.

I did have time to run down to Seattle’s Pike Place Market with good friend, fellow travel blogger and ukulele maestro Pam Mandel.  For all the parents out there who run their lives in an overly-caffienated manner, I offer you this photo of my pretty mid-afternoon latte from Le Panier down near the Market.

Parenting coffee moment  —  once when my daughter was maybe two, she asked for an iced mocha at Starbucks and we got her a small decaf version.

You should have SEEN the “Bad Mommy!” looks we got from passersby, and I was thinking, “Do we look so stupid that we’d give an already jacked-up, hyper toddler any more stimulation?!”