i think i need to acknowledge that my family (me and the boys that is) have a slight addiction… to coke. (actually my order of preference is cherry coke, then dr. pepper & finally coke, but that’s beside the point.) anyway, it appears that my boys have inherited this fine quality. gavin has been sipping on my drinks ever since he could suck out of straw. one of his first words was coke & he recognizes the symbol everywhere we go (which can often make life a bit difficult. he sees a coke sign & suddenly he has to have one.) i realized how serious the situation was on our trip this past summer… one evening a waiter asked if we would like anything to drink. gavin immediately raised his hand & said “coke.” seriously?! how many 2 year olds do you know ordering their own coke? another time, all the restaurant had was pepsi. no big deal, or so i thought. gavin took one sip & then looked up at me and asked “coke?”, and then refused to drink any more. how in the world did he know?
well i thought, or at least hoped, that this slight genetic flaw might have skipped owen… unfortunately, this isn’t the case. any time i have a coke he cries & cries until i share. maybe it’s time i wean them off the bubbly.