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Yes I Give My Child Coffee, Deal With It!!

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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My DD had an appointment today & she was so good so we went to Starbucks, which we don't do often.

Anyway, Summer likes the Caramel Frap which I ordered for her & made sure to get decaf.

The lady taking our order looked at me weird & said "um you do know that has coffee in it."  My response "yes which is why I asked for decaf."  She then rolled her eyes & said "but it has coffee in it & you are giving it to your child."  I said "yup this horrible mother is giving her 8yr old daughter a bit of decaf coffee, I know major parent fail on my part but I never claimed to be perfect, now can you please give them our cups so they can make our drinks & we can go about our day please."

I am sure there are are mother's on this site that will agree w/the cashier and that is ok your opinion, a bit of decaf isn't going to kill & is not a cashiers job to say anything.

I really don't understand when the world decided it was ok to butt into everyone else's business & tell them how to care for their children.  I am not beating my child, abusing my child or harming her in anyway so I don't get why people feel the need to stick their nose in people's lives!

Ok sorry rant over. Not sure why this irritated me so much but it did.

EDIT:  Ok I have no idea how someone even found this post to comment on it; it is rather old!lol

Anyway, since it got bumped I did call & speak to a manager.  I ended up getting some free Starbucks.  I haven't even used all the "gift cards" yet bc there are 2 other coffee shops we prefer; especially since they are locall owned.

The manager was very nice & apologetic & understood the irritation.  I don't know if the girl is still working there or not.

by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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ElitestJen
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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Pffft. I've given my daughter non-decaf coffee forever. It calms her. She is 15 now and drinks it regularly.
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meparty
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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I always get it made without coffeee.  Decaf still has caffeine.

Gealach
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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People feed thier kids happy meals but COFFEE is the line? lmao

Kool_Aide
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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I don't see a big difference between coffee and soda and PLENTY of parents allow soda occasionally.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Coffee calms my children down. I do this as well, but they get regular. The decaf does nothing.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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I would have just told her to mind her business.
CABZS
by Emerald Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Caffeine gives me heart palps & Summer has an irreregular heart beat, seen by a cardiologist & is fine, but I bc of that I just feel more comfortable w/decaf.

My 13yr old has coffee, decaf or regular it helps w/his asthma.

Quoting ElitestJen:

Pffft. I've given my daughter non-decaf coffee forever. It calms her. She is 15 now and drinks it regularly.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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Psh....I started drinking regular coffee at 1. Muahahahaaha
babygomez
by Silver Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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Yep, people seriously need to get over themselves. She's YOUR kid!

do11face
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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Geeze, it's not like you gave her malt liquor, lmao.

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