I’m beginning a new feature on this blog. Every Saturday I will post a parenting mistake my husband and I have made. Please have a laugh or cry at our expense — we really are good parents, I swear.
Turns out, a “mocha” cookie has enough caffeine in it to make a toddler temporarily insane. Under the influence, my daughter reminded me of no one so much as Dennis Hopper. Rapid speech, flapping limbs, wild eyes, crazy plans. I almost had to lay on her cattle squeezer style to calm her like a panicky cow. Thankfully, the effects lasted only twenty minutes. This is a mistake I will never make again. She’s not getting anything caffeinated until her eighteenth birthday.