Coffee Cup Battles

“Mom, what is this doing on my window seat?” KT asked with the complete disdain that only a teenager can wield.  She was holding one of my old coffee mugs and wrinkling her nose at the cold coffee inside of it.

I told her that it was probably her grandmother’s.  KT just shook her head and dumped the contents in the sink before putting it into the dishwasher.  Grandma had spent the night with us and kept losing her coffee.  Apparently her solution to this problem was to simply go make herself a new cup of coffee.  We kept finding mugs all over the place, the bathroom, in the microwave…well, pretty much anywhere with a flat surface. 

The next time Grandma came over, I laughingly told her about KT finding her mugs.  I somehow forgot how wicked my mother was.  (They say that people often block out traumatic childhood memories…) Without saying another word, Grandma got up and slowly ambled down the hallway towards KT’s room with her current mug. Then she came back and made herself another coffee.  I idly watched her as she did this a couple more times, but didn’t really think anything of it. 

This morning KT came into the kitchen in disgust.  She said that her grandma must have really gone nuts because she had found three more cups in her room.  Apparently, I don’t learn very quickly (or maybe I’m just a little bit wicked too!) because I told this to my mother when she came over this afternoon.  Mom immediately jumped up and grabbed a cup from the kitchen and headed towards KT’s room.  KT told her that she could come in, but she had to leave her cup outside the room. 

Grandma just laughed at her, then pointed over towards the bookcase and asked KT if that was her mug tucked in among the books…

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9 Responses to Coffee Cup Battles

  1. Newt says:

    That is TOO funny! I love it. That’s spreading the family love. Or perhaps leaving it behind everywhere. I wonder if they make a clapper for mugs? Maybe get her that for christmas next year.

  2. Jay says:

    That’s hilarious. Teenagers are just so much fun to torture.

  3. Coffespaz says:

    LOL…That is just hilarious!! What a great sense of humor your mom has. My mom used to do the same thing, but she would go around the house at the end of the day collecting the mugs. Usually there were no less than three in the kitchen sink at dinner time! 🙂

    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. Thanks for the birthday wishes…I actually wrote that post on my birthday. Its nice to have a birthday at the end of the year…it spurs you on to make better resolutions for the New Year! 🙂

  4. Freakazojd says:

    Oh my goodness, that’s hilarious! I literally laughed out loud when I read this – I love these kinds of family stories! 🙂

  5. Peggy says:

    Man! I LIKE your mom! KT tried to keep her room mug free but was already losing the battle.

  6. Betty says:

    I think your mom and I would get along famously. I have coffee mugs all over the place, too. You can get away with stuff like that when you’re getting older. Your daughter will remember those mugs and chuckle about them when she finishes growing up.

  7. Gracey says:

    That was pretty funny. I hate cold coffee left in cups so I think I would have the same reaction as your daughter. 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!

  8. Chelle P. says:

    All time funniest Grandma story EVAH! I think I love her.

  9. Mom/KT's Grandma says:

    Oh, KT have you seen my cup!!! Hey Sue! Guess what it is warm outside!! I think I love AZ! You forgot to tell all of your “friends” that your house was 42 degrees and dropping (that’s on the inside) during the power outage! And how very cold you were! You will have to remind me about the coffee cups when your dad and I come up there in May. KT will need a reminder (hee Hee) about then. Hope you had a nice new year’s eve. Love mom