Today I figured out some reasons why our family likes coffee shops. As I pay $1.50 for a kids hot cocoa, I sometimes think ,"Why am I paying this much money for this drink that I could make at home for a fraction of the price?". Honestly, some days, it makes no sense. But on other days it makes all the sense in the world.
#10. It feels like we are going to a restaurant, but everyone can get something and we can spend less than $10 and still have a sit down experience (without having to pay gratuity).
#9. I think the smell of coffee helps me relax and calm down. Great music in the coffee in the the coffee shop can help with this one.
#8. Enjoying a cup of tea or coffee by myself, even if just for 20 minutes, provides a great break in a hectic day.
#7. We have great conversation when we go out as a family. The kids get to practice their restaurant manners, like keeping their bums in the chair, drinking nicely, wiping their face with the napkin (instead of their sleeves), and keeping their voices low.
#6. The kids also get to practice their conversation skills. You know, social skills are really important. My girls like this one. I ask, "So how are you doing today?" and then I wait for their response. It can be quite amusing to watch them try to communicate like grown up's.
#5. I don't have to prepare anything!
#4. It's a cheap date. We went to Starbucks to celebrate our 6th anniversary. I'm just trying to say! When you only have $8 to celebrate with, a free babysitter and 2 hours together can make quite the date!
#3. SUGAR! (enough said)
#2. It's s great way to warm up in the dead of winter. It warms you up from the inside out. Even just holding the cup warms up my hands. I love that!
#1. It's another fitting place, other than home, that we can enjoy one another and friends.