Coffee for me has always been reminiscent of starting a morning off on the right foot. Sure, I don’t need it to have a good morning, but the comfort of a steaming mug of rich coffee is certainly a good way to go. The way the steam wraps around the morning air, the aroma of freshly brewing coffee, the hiss of the machine as it pushes the hot water through the grounds is practically musical. I just love it.
Growing up my parents always started the day with a cup of coffee and a long walk. They would go together and talk about their days, their dreams, and inevitably me and my sister. They would come back and get ready, clearly relaxed and ready to start the day. While they were off walking, my sister and I would drowsily pull ourselves out of bed and put a CD in while we both figured out how to get ready for the day.
When I was in college I started drinking coffee before morning classes. I would always roll out of bed, crank Jack Johnson’s “Bubbly Toes” and start the coffee machine. A shower, a few more invigorating songs, and a likely impromptu dance later I was out the door with my steaming mug of coffee in hand. When I think back to those college years I can’t help but love the way music and coffee always seemed to go hand in hand, and how I now see myself setting that same example for my son.
These days we wake up and kiss Nate goodbye as he heads off to work. I start the coffee maker and start getting Weston’s breakfast ready; he always stops and watches the coffee drip into the pot for a little bit before settling into his high chair. We eat together while we sing and read books, and I always have my trusty mug beside me the whole time. I love that he loves watching the coffee maker and more importantly I love that he’s developing a love for music early on. This little morning ritual we have is such a blessing as I learn how to be a mother and Weston learns how to do everything else 😉
Sure, we don’t need coffee. We don’t have to have music. But life sure is better when we do!
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