**This blog was originally created in 2010 to document my husband and my life as we tried to get pregnant with our first child. After finding BDSM I repurposed the blog in 2014 to look at our kink and balancing it with the two children we now have. Please feel free to read the below posts and any from my 2010 and 2011 archive, but please be aware that they are not representative of our life now. Also, certain edits have been made to these posts. To start from the beginning of our kinky life, start here. **
When my family moved to England my freshman year of high school, my mother converted to tea. Growing up I remember my parents drinking coffee on Sunday mornings and the smell throughout the house. When we returned from the United Kingdom, our began to smell of Earl Grey and my father’s coffee smell was drowned out. Tea is still the morning smell that wakes me every time I go to visit.
When I was around 16 we went to Easter brunch with my great-aunt Mary and great-uncle Jim. Jim and I always got to sit next to each other because we were the only left-handed people in the bunch. The waitress brought an extra cup of coffee, so Jim thought I need to start a healthy caffeine addiction. So he trained me into his formula of two creams, three sugars. I was hooked. All through college I was half alive until I got my coffee. I can drink it all day and I am completely unphased by the caffeine. But the sugar and cream are not the best for my waistline. And with the pregnancy possibility, I wanted to try to reduce my need for coffee everyday.
So, this culminates with D starting law school and getting into tea. It started small, he would have a cup when he wanted to stay up and read. Then we started looking for some fruit teas for nighttime, no caffeine, usually sleepy time teas. Then we started drinking them in the morning instead of coffee. And now….now I hardly have coffee at work and I think we have two pots of tea at night after dinner while I sew and he studies. I have become a tea addict. I think we have something like ten different flavors of tea in our kitchen. There is less caffeine, which would be good for a baby, and without cream and excess sugar, also healthier. But I do feel a little old drinking tea. But I am definitely prepared if we move to the UK.
My mother would be so proud.