On my last trip home, a fellow crew member and I were just finishing up going through security when we saw the sweetest sight on the horizon . . . a Starbucks. He and I looked at each other like we shared a deep dark secret that only the two of us knew about.
Excited, we quickly got all our things together and rushed over to stand in line, practically knocking people over along the way. The rest of the crew stared in amazement. Of course, everybody loves Starbucks, but why the big deal?
Let’s just say that he and I were the only ones on the crew that have small children. For us, a trip to Starbucks is a luxury. There are times when I drive pass that familiar green and black sign and long to make a quick stop. However, we all know there is no such thing as a “quick stop” when you have the kids with you.
Even on those rare occasions when I do have the opportunity to purchase their addictive beverages, it’s so hard to thoroughly enjoy it when there’s always some sort of “emergency” that needs my attention. I don’t know why I even bother to order a hot beverage when I know it’s going to be cold by the time I actually get to drink it.
So, here we were, standing in this ridiculously long line and risking being written up for boarding the plane late. We didn’t care. And once I got my Grande White Chocolate Mocha with Whip, nothing else mattered. As I leisurely strolled to the gate in peace and quiet, I was in Heaven.
Of course, we would never trade our kids for anything in the world. However, what’s one thing that you miss about your “before kids” life?