As the kids have grown, they're no longer satisfied with Mom's coffee run being just for Mom. They've come on strong with ever-increasing demands of their own.
Looly: "I want a vanilla milk."
me: "You just had milk."
Looly: "Can I get a scone?"
me: "Do you know what a scone is?"
me: "Why do you want one if you don't even know what it is?"
Looly: "I'm dying to find out!"
How can I resist such reasoning? And honestly, who am I to argue with my Starbucks Black Card in pocket and steaming cup in hand? So imagine my delight that Starbucks is now offering a selection of milk-, egg-, nut-, and gluten-free cookies! They're called Lucy's and they're not half bad. The cookies are a bit crisp, so Roo just sucks on his more than actually eating it. The real beauty is that now I can satisfy the girls with "Starbucks snacks" and not worry about who left theirs in the stroller, or who dropped crumbs that might migrate to Roo's mouth somehow. He can scavenge for bits and pieces all he likes and it's perfectly safe.