So, for those of you that know me you know that I HATE coffee. Say it slowly with me... ROBIN HATES HER SOME COFFEE! Like some of it KINDA smells good, but if I get it close to my nose I will literally gag. NO JOKING! I can't even tell you the last time that I had even tasted it. Then, my bloggy friend Lindsay just totally insists on me trying something from Starbucks... A grande skinny french vanilla latte with an extra something another... shot I think. So, we went to Monroe a few weeks back and here goes the conversation between me and Avery (the 10 1/2 year old.. and Dalton butts in there every now in then too cause she is all worried about going to build a bear)
Me while driving.. makes a sudden turn left that is not our usual route.
Avery: Mama, WHERE are we going?
Me: Oh, you just wait and see....
Dalton: I thought I was going to get to go to Build A Bear FIRST when we got to Monroe!?!?!
(*Note.. Dalton calls the MALL.. Monroe. I can not for the life of me make her understand that it is THE MALL and NOT Monroe. I guess that since we always go to the mall when in Monroe then that is just what she has stuck in her head!!!!)
Me: Dalton, we ARE in Monroe..
Dalton: No we are not. We are NOT at Monroe yet...
NO, when we GET to Monroe Avery said that I could go to Build a Bear first.
Me: Ok.. Whatever!
Avery: WHAT DOES THAT SAY? Starbucks!?!?!?! WHY are we going to STARBUCKS!?!? Mama, remember WE don't drink coffee!!!!!!!??!?!?!
Me: Pulling the ride into Starbucks...
Avery: Oh, NOOOoooo! Are WE fixing to actually DRINK COFFEE?
Dalton: I AIN'T GOING IN THERE TO DRINK COFFEE.. I'm going to build a bear!
Me: Dalton, you can't sit in the car by yourself!
Dalton: Well, I ain't drinking any coffee. I don't like it!
So, we ALL unload to go in Starbucks... Me, Avery, Dalton, and Lily Claire. Lily Claire being the build a bear. Oh, and Lily Claire is actually a dog.
We walk in..
Avery: Eyes really big while grabbing her nose... peeeyouuuuuWEEEE it stinks in here!
Me: EWW it sure does!
Dalton: Telling Lily Claire to DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING while we are in this store.. DO YOU HEAR ME!?!?! (um, wonder where she has heard that before!!!)
Me and Avery: lingering by the food section.. actually drooling on the glass if I remember correctly
Starbucks guy: May I help you?
Me: umm... my friend tells me that I just HAVE to try a grande skinny french vanilla latte with an extra shot... Oh, and you can make it NOT taste like coffee.. cause I don't like coffee! **big smile**
Starbucks guy: Well, then you DO NOT want a extra shot..
Me: Oh, I'll take the extra shot if it is that French Vanilla creamer/flavoring stuff...
Starbucks guy: Well, actually it is the ESPRESSO!
Me: WHAT? It's got espresso in it!?!? Oh, no.. I don't like espresso!
Starbucks guy: secretly thinking I am a nut case I am sure... cause he is just kinda looking at me with his head all tilted sideways like a dog when you talk to them...
Me: Well, just do whatever you gotta do it to so I DO NOT taste coffee or espresso what so EVER.. and BTW we better skip that extra shot today!
Starbucks guy: Ok, I'll fix you up!
Avery: Turning to look at me....Mama, I'm scared!
Me: Me too Avery
Starbucks guy: Here ya go mam.. try this and see what you think...
Me: I take it from him...
Avery: her eyes are HUGE at this point
Me: I take a little swaller
Me: hum, well I guess I could drink it if I HAD too...
Avery: here.. let me try it!
Dalton: I'm NOT drinking it so don't even ask!
Avery: Takes a swig and almost pukes on the counter... and gives it back to me she says I DO NOT like that foamy stuff OR that TASTE... eww what is that nasty taste!?!?!?
Starbucks guy: that's the espresso.. so, what do you think?
Me: I have to be honest...I do not like it ( I know that Lindsay just gasped!!!)
Starbucks guy: Ok, then tell me what you DO like so I can try to make you something that you will like!
Me: hot chocolate.. with french vanilla and sugar
Starbucks guy: then I will make you one of those!
Me: after tasting the new cup that he gave me... I say that is much better!
Avery: still is not liking the foamy stuff on the top
.... we pay $3.50 something another and leave with our 2 drinks.. Avery finally gets all the foam off the top of the hot chocolate...she tells me that it is TOO STRONG tasting, so I had to explain to her that they use REAL stuff.. not Swiss Miss like we do at home!!! I tell her that I think it is too strong too... bitter really! I would rather have Swiss Miss myself with a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of french vanilla creamer in it.. LOL She tells me that MY hot chocolate is MUCH better than theirs! We make it to down the road about a mile and I said... I can't take it any more.. I gotta get rid of this! She says.. ME TOO!!!! Avery says... we just ain't Starbucks girls are we mama!?!?!?
* Note to the guy at Starbucks.... Thanks for being so nice, and not talking about us until after we left.. CAUSE I AM SURE YOU DID! LOL