Awhile back when my grandson spent the night with me, we were just playing word games on our phones. For some reason, this activity produced a random observation from Jeffery.
“I don’t like coffee”, he said. I asked if he had ever tried it to which he replied he hadn’t. With great conviction he told me he just knew he didn’t like it. I said something like, well you don’t ever have to drink it.
Jeffery looked at me like I was an alien, and said, “yes, I will......it’s what you have to do when you’re an adult”. I kind of laughed and told him no one has to drink coffee. I told him I drink it because I like it.
“Pownkies, adults HAVE to drink coffee or they can’t get going in the morning. It’s like their fuel. Everyone knows that”.
I'm cracking up now, but I manage to point out that his mommy doesn’t drink coffee and he instantly replies that she drinks iced tea, which isn’t as strong as coffee and that’s why she runs out of gas in the afternoon and has to take a nap. How can I argue with that?
I reassured him again that he doesn’t have to drink anything he doesn’t like and the matter is closed when he says stoically, “Well, I’ll probably like it when I’m a grownup”.