All that changed when Maya was born. Actually it wasn’t TOO bad at first. Simon would make me a cup of tea, and I could sit and breastfeed and sip a hot beverage. But as Maya became more aware, she would flail her arms and legs in the direction of my tea. I couldn’t exactly hold a container of scalding hot liquid over her face any longer. So my tea would sit on the table… and go cold. I would still drink it, of course, but it wasn’t as delicious or satisfying.
Simon bought me a fancy mug for Christmas last year that keeps my tea hot ALL DAY… plus it has a lid so I wouldn’t spill it on the baby. The downside is that it is bright orange which we all know is the most attractive colour to infants. Or maybe they are inexplicably drawn to burn risks in the form of sugary Earl Grey. Either way, it became very hard to keep that mug away from Maya. But at least I wasn’t choking back cold tea during her naps anymore.
And then the memory loss set in. Well it’s hard to say if it’s memory loss or brain-overload, but I can’t seem to make myself a good cup of tea anymore. Most often I forget the tea bag is in there, steeping away to lethal tea-potency. I also frequently forget to add sugar, a problem that is much worse when my tea is over-steeped. The other day I forgot my tea was steeping… but I’d also forgotten to add the tea bag to the cup, so I was just letting a mug of hot water slowly go cold on the counter, and not really getting any closer to a tasty drink.
The only time I get a good cup of tea? When Simon makes it for me. Or when I buy a delicious Steeped Tea from the Tim Hortons. I imagine I can get a reliable delicious hot drink… in about 10 years… right around the time I teach Maya to make it for me!
When was the last time you had a hot drink? And how did you manage it?!