Dear Kid,

Some things seem obvious.

The problem is that there are some things that are obvious AFTER coffee that are not so obvious BEFORE coffee.

Good morning. Time for a lovely cup of coffee. DearKidLoveMom.comLike not wearing a black shirt to cuddle the Puppy.

Because the Puppy insists on shedding.


Or not experimenting with a breakfast that takes 30 minutes to cook—on a workday when you hit snooze three times.


This leads to our Lesson Of The Day: Do not make major life altering decisions until you are sufficiently caffeinated. Do not Operate Machinery until you know how the appropriate amount of caffeine affects you.

Dad does not always remember this Important Lesson. He has never (to the best of my recollection) snuggled the Puppy while wearing a black dress shirt. On the other hand, he often tries to talk to me before I’m alive.

This is not practicing Safe Communication.


Beware the Uncaffeinated, my love. We are vicious.

Once we wake up.

Love, Mom