I am in!!!

Today was and still is a good day!


I woke-up this morning!

I know, you are thinking we all wake-up in the morning…  Well some people don’t!  And considering some of my friends were worried yesterday about my potential mild-concussion…

I was extremely pleased to wake-up this morning and prove to the world that I am ok and that I only have a mild headache.

My blog broke the top 25 on Top Mommy Blog website!  25th on almost 4400 blogs!  I am amazed at that as I quite frankly never thought anyone would read me!


When I dropped Emily off at school, she told me that her and her morning EA (Educational Assistant) were reading my blog during first period.

Yesterday, they read first day of high school.  That could have made for an awkward moment but it went well.  Her EA asked me if it was ok for Emily to read my posts as she was all chocked-up while reading it.  🙂  I confirmed that Emily can read my posts.

I left school with a smile on my lips.

I like when people included in Emily’s life discover my blog!

I got to work and bought coffee for my team.

I tried to pass some of my happy feeling around!  There is nothing like free coffee first thing in the morning!

I worked, bought lunch at a local little Samosa shop where apparently some hot guy serves you!  It sounded like I was the last person to discover this place.  Food was delicious and the company was even better.

Tonight was the PSSC election!  I turned my application in a week or so ago.  I talked about it on my Meet the teacher Night post.  If you want to know a bit more about this, please look at my post PSSC info

I am a new mom at this school as it is Emily’s first year there.

I am also considered an outsider as we are not from here.

This was difficult for me, I don’t socialize with people I don’t know but I had to do this.

There were 4 positions open and 6 people applied.  Lucky me, only 2 out of 6 showed-up so…

I AM IN!!!

I don’t care that it was by default!

I have a position on the PSSC!

I have had a quick talk with the Chair and Secretary to let them know about my passion for Exceptional Students!

I will do this, I will make a difference!

So overall, today was an amazing day!

I still have a headache but I don’t care anymore!

I woke-up this morning, I have new blog readers, I broke top 25, bough coffee for my team, had a great lunch, got elected on the PSSC and it is fall, my favorite season, the time for cool breezes, pretty colors, apples and pumpkins!


Mom, tomorrow morning I’m making myself a coffee!

In order for this little story to make sense, I need to go back a little….

Emily has been drinking hot tea for a couple of years now and has shown no interest for coffee.

When going to Starbucks, she orders a vanilla bean.

When going to Tim Hortons, she orders a hot chocolate.

If I order an iced cap at Tim Hortons, Emily will drink some of it. I believe it’s just flavored coffee iced cap… Not much coffee in there. I might be wrong but that’s what I think.

While in New York City, Emily ordered an iced coffee in a lovely Coffee shop. I saw the gentleman put 2 shots of espresso in there… :).

She drank it all within a couple of hours and was fine.

She’s not foreign to caffeine after all, she drinks all kind of teas…

This brings me to my story!

This past Saturday, I took my mom and daughter to a lovely shop where I buy coffee k-cups for our Keurig machine.

This time, I saw a new brand called Brooklyn coffee and decided to try some of them.

One is called “Oh Fudge”

Emily saw it and asked if she could buy some. I found her request strange but she’s 15… If she wants to try a coffee tasting like fudge, why not?

So, Saturday night before bed, Emily took me aside and said: “Maman, tomorrow morning when I get up, I’ll start the coffee machine and make myself a fudge coffee!”

I smiled and asked her to wait for me to wake-up, reminded her she needed to have breakfast first and that coffee is hot.

She said ok…

She has used the Keurig before, to make good smelling coffee to get me out of bed or to make hot chocolate or hot apple cider for herself.

I know she knows how to use it!

I also love huge coffee mug and buy them everywhere we go so she knows which mug to use in order not to overflow it.

She’s quite observant!

My girl, the one who wasn’t supposed to do anything. The one with the rare Cri du Chat Syndrome has learned to make a cup of coffee at a younger age than I did.


So, on Sunday morning… Jon came home, took the dogs out, fed them, gave Emily breakfast than came to bed.

As I was lounging around, I suddenly smelled a sweet something…

OMG! 😳

I jumped out of bed and ran to the kitchen.

I found my baby girl in the kitchen, in her pj, one hand on her hip, looking at her coffee dripping in her mug.

An air of satisfaction on her face…


I asked Emily to give me 5 minutes to use the bathroom and grab my glasses before she did anything else.

Well, I guess she didn’t hear me.

When I got back in the kitchen, she was gone. She added some milk to her coffee and decided to take it downstairs in the tv room.


My baby made a coffee for herself and took it to the tv room… Downstairs… By herself!!!

And she drank it! All of it!

So now, we are making rules about coffee. Once a week on weekend after breakfast…

Anything else I should add?