June 6, 2008

Cream (3 Comments)

Filed under: KJ,Personalities,Photos — The Spider Herself @ 3:57 pm

My Little, ever so Helpful, Pixie has decided to bring me my coffee in the mornings.

This started when her Father would pour me a cuppa (a little Australian for you) and bring it to my lazy bum me while I was still in bed. Little Miss Helpful would carry the mug in the last little bit to me. She was so pleased with herself.

Then there came the fateful morning when her Father had already gone off to work and she was up before me (unfortunately not a rare occurrence- she gets up early- yeah, that’s it!). She carefully poured cream into the mug and poured the coffee out of the thermos carafe where The Col. had left it for me. Her beaming face as she brought it into me was something to see.

Not that I was totally happy with the situation. We told her we didn’t want her to pour hot coffee out of the carafe on the coffeemaker. It’s pretty high up and we were afraid she’d be more likely to drop or spill it and burn herself. But she seemed to manage the other carafe well, and it usually didn’t have much in it.

Then I noticed a disturbing trend. Now, I like my coffee with milk or cream in it. Not like some of the members of my family where there are equal amounts of each but a dab will do- especially when it’s the cream. But I started to get coffee in the mornings that was getting a bit heavy on the cream. And cold too. I’d take a few sips, then put it down and when I got out to the kitchen, I’d add more coffee and heat it up. And then add more coffee and heat it up…. repeat. One day I was trying to tell her how to use the microwave because she said the coffee was cold. I know, not a smart idea to try to tell someone who doesn’t read or recognize most numbers how to operate the microwave. All I can say in my defense is that I hadn’t had my morning coffee. Finally I just told her to push the one button, knowing that the microwave would run for one minute. I figured that would be too long but I didn’t realize that the mug had only about a third of a cup of liquid in it. Scorching!

This morning I heard The Col. tell Miss Helpful that she should wait for me to get up to help her. Hmmm? I got up to find my mug on the table- half, HALF full of cream. I was sure glad that her Dad stopped her! That’s a little too much even for me!


  1. Apply cream in that amount to Cheerios — mm, yummy. Not so much in coffee. 🙂

    And we are curious about the glasses. They look proportionate to her face which leads us to believe they are, in fact, hers. Yes?

    Comment by kn. — June 9, 2008 @ 9:24 am

  2. Ummm…. instead of teaching her to use the microwave….why not teach her to put less cream in the cup….seems easier to me. But then i’ve already had my cuppa today 🙂

    Comment by Liesel — June 9, 2008 @ 9:46 am

  3. The glasses are her Papa’s! They don’t look overly big, though, do they? I do put cream on our oatmeal but not Cheerios. The kids wish I would put more on than I do.

    Yes, the microwave wasn’t the wisest choice. 😉 We are working on pouring less cream! My waistline (and continual lack there of) demands it.

    Comment by JustMe — June 9, 2008 @ 10:00 am

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