Most days, Liam wakes up between 6-7am. While it’s kind of a drag on the weekends, it works perfectly during the week when my alarm goes off at 6 to start getting ready for work. There are some days though, when Liam is standing at my bedside wide awake much earlier. Sometimes I’m able to coax him back to bed to play quietly and on the rare occasion, fall back asleep. But most times, he’s full of piss and vinegar and ready to start the day. Grumble.
Our mornings are always rushed. I get myself ready first, then make sure my lunch is packed, breakfast is made, convince the child to hurry up and eat his breakfast, wrestle him into clothes and a fresh diaper, into shoes and out the door. It’s a process that doesn’t leave any time to enjoy a morning coffee, which means it’s not until sometime after 8 when I finally arrive at the office that I take my first sips. However, these extra early mornings mean that we are ready to head out the door with enough time to make a pit stop at our local coffee joint before heading off to the day home.
Enter Cool Beans Coffee Co, a favourite stop for both mama and mini. Kevin, the owner, and Liam are pretty tight pals and it’s so cute how excited Liam gets when we get to go see Kevin at the bus. Our orders are always the same, a fresh baked muffin for Liam and an Americano for me. Sometimes we have enough time to enjoy a little coffee date but sometimes we only have enough time to grab our goods and go. Whatever the case, it’s a nice pick me up when you are forced into waking up at stupid o’clock in the morning.
The good news? You can get your hands on a pretty sweet little Cool Beans care package that includes a jar of beans, a travel mug and a gift card to go treat yourself to coffee. Cool Beans has got your back on those extra early mornings. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below and I’ll choose a random winner on Friday!
How do you embrace early mornings?
Is your morning routine rushed or relaxed?
What’s your usual order from your favourite coffee shop?