On the first day of school, a lovely friend of mine had a “Back to School” mimosas and muffin get-together. We were celebrating the exciting start of a new school year, not the fact that our kids were out of the house for 6 hours in a row without us and we didn’t have to pay extra for it.
Mimosas were served, and she welcomed any little ones who were not in school yet. It was delightful! Since Pumpkin Pie is in afternoon kindergarten, he was with me. After a fun hour or so, we decided it was time to say our goodbye and thank yous. Pumpkin Pie was thirsty and really wanted water for the walk home. I headed back inside to get him a drink in a paper coffee cup, but there weren’t any left. Another mom of a kindergarten boy pointed to the disposable champagne glasses and suggested I use one of those. Nice idea! Pumpkin was understandably elated to be walking home drinking water out of a plastic champagne flute.
He continued to be elated through lunch and dinner, keeping the champagne flute close at hand and (of course) denying his brothers the privilege of sipping from his fancy glass. That night he slept with the glass by his bed.
The next morning, he came down in his jammies and drank his water out of the faux crystal flute. He looked like a little Hugh Hefner sipping Dom for breakfast.
Fast forward three days. Yes, THREE days of Pumpkin Pie drinking water at every meal out of this champagne flute, and taking it up to his bedroom with him at night. Three days later, he renewed his interest in our boxing gloves (What home with three boys doesn’t have boxing gloves?). Like he does many other costumes, Pumpkin Pie has been wearing the gloves non-stop. Can you see where this is going?
Yep. He has been drinking out of a champagne flute while wearing giant boxing gloves. There has been a lot of clean up.