Monday, December 12, 2005
Experiments with growth acceleration in infants
Yep, I started her early. We were sitting in Starbucks waiting to head over to a Cascade Hills service project and I ended up with an extra-big (that's venti for you insiders) coffee because of a mix up. So there I was, sitting with my daughter on my lap, enjoying the delicious flavor of a little Christmas Blend, when I noticed that Katelyn was rather interested in the large red object that kept passing just over her head on its way to my mouth.
So I figured, hey, if she wants a little, I might as well give her a taste. Big mistake. Now, some of you might have heard the old saw about caffeine stunting your growth--it's simply not true. Shortly after this picture was taken, Katelyn gulped down the rest of my coffee, mumbling something about mellow, smooth notes. She jumped down off my lap, jogged over to the counter, ordered a triple mocha to go, and then asked for the car keys on the way out the door.