Wonder why moms bow down to the coffee gods? It’s more than just the black elixir, but more like a friend that is always there. Here’s our ode to coffee. Thanks to Dunkin Donuts for sponsoring this giveaway and giving us all a day to celebrate our biggest fan.
Each and every morning, squinty eyed and barely able to function, I stumble to the Keurig and throw my Dunkin Donut k-cup into its place, push the button, and wait to hear the beautiful sound and rich smell of coffee hitting my “I LOVE MOM” cup.
I only add cream to the mixture to create my perfect recipe…at least for the first cup.
This is a ritual I’ve been celebrating since I was around 16…however, at different times of the day (and nights in college), without the mug, or the K machine. However, only one thing has remained the same…the coffee.
Now as a mom, the coffee is how I kick off each day…sometimes picking up another cup to keep it going with a stop at the drive-through, and of course, at the ticking hour, whether working on a deadline, or working through a big moment, the coffee is there.
So on National Coffee Day, I felt I owed coffee a little bit of thank you for the part its played as my friend thoughout my life. However, when I came across this little poem from Music Savvy Mom, it seemed to sum it up well.
One Mom’s Spontaneous Ode to Coffee
I love the way you jack me up,
You hot, black velvet in my cup
And gird my mood for battle fair
with toys and poopy underwear.
My busy day I’m dearth to face
Until sweet coffee’s had it’s place
Upon my breakfast table where
I move the laundry piles with care.
I gently nudge the bills away,
Refuse to let work have the sway
To mar the blissful waking mood
that rich elixir doth exude.
Come sing with me of college years
Grey all-nighters, hangover tears
And all the foibles forced to flee
By coffee’s steadfast loyalty.
Ah, yes, dark friend! We owe to you
So much in life we’re wont to do
Careers, achievements, breeding too –
Without you…we’d just sleep right through!
To you, sweet beans, we give attention
To whining kids we shall not mention
The truth that’s proved each day anew…
The one I love the best is YOU!
And on this special National Coffee Day, Dunkin Donuts wants you to participate in the fun.
National Coffee Day is Thursday, September 29, and Dunkin’ Donuts will hail the holiday by raising a cup to its loyal guests with a coffee offer in celebration of the brand’s 66-year history of keeping people running with great coffee each and every day. Guests can enjoy any medium-sized cup of the brand’s signature hot coffee for the special price of 66 cents at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. Dunkin’ Donuts is a leader in the hot and iced coffee categories in the U.S. The company sells more than 1.9 billion cups of hot and iced coffee globally ever year.
AND why just stop the party on National Coffee Day? Win a $50 gift card to Dunkin Donuts so you can continue your connection to coffee for a little bit longer!