Kids and Coffee – Yes or No?
I swear to you, every time I go into Starbucks I see someone there with their little kid – and the kid is drinking a coffee drink.
Now, please understand, I have no issues with kids in areas like zoos, pizza parlors, and other places one might expect to find them.
I do tend to think of Starbucks more like an adults only kind of place – sort of a nonalcoholic bar or a strip club where everyone keeps their clothing on. It just seems to me that children are a bit out of place.
What really creeps me out though is the idea that these kids are sucking down Italian roast with their animal crackers. It looks like one of those spot what doesn’t belong pictures I used to do as a kid.
Kids don’t need caffeine – this I know. Even decaffeinated coffee is a stretch – just a little too weird.
It’s like watching a child drinking a nonalcoholic beer. Technically there is nothing wrong with it but it makes you want to look the other way.
Obviously my kids do not get coffee until they are in their teens. Hot chocolate is fine, soda is fine, and juice is fine, water is better, but no coffee. There are some things that should just be left to adults.
What do you think? Is it weird for little kids to be swigging down copious amounts of Joe? Leave a comment and let me know – are you o.k. with your kid relaxing with a cup of coffee as they watch Sesame Street?