Our family doesn't "do" caffeine. I try not to get on my soapbox about it, but that's just the way it is at our house. Garry and I occasionally drink a caffeinated beverage to medicate a headache or sustain a driver on a road trip, but that's it. Usually it's not a big deal at all, but since the kids have friends with different family policies, the issue comes up once in a while.
Tonight we grabbed fast food for dinner. We had lemonades all around. As we were driving home, I overheard the following conversation going on in the back seat.
Zachary: Why can't I get root beer with caffeine? That's just dumb.
Tyler: Kids are always so energized and caffeine just makes them crazier.
Zach: But it does nothing to parents!
Tyler: Parents are always kind of sleepy. Caffeine helps them be more awake. But it makes kids extra energized!
I was laughing so hard by the time we got home. I grabbed the nearest pencil and paper and scribbled down their conversation. Zach has added "caffeine" to his list of things he wants to experience when he grows up and moves out. Also on the list: white bread, pets, and staying up all night.