Today I was dropping the kids off at my mom's house because I had to run into the office and I took a different route than usual. Big Kid noticed and wanted to know why and I told him that it was more convenient for me this time.
Big Kid: Well, dat's good, I fink if we go this way I won't have to see dat Starbucks sign. We should always go dis way.
Ashley: And why don't you want to see the Starbucks sign?
Big Kid: It dest freaks me out. Starbucks freaks me out. I'm gonna unfollow dem on Twitter and not look at dose signs anymore.
Ashley: Um, okaaay...and why does Starbucks freak you out?
Big Kid: Dey make me feel like you gotta pay four bucks for coffee. Four bucks!
Ashley: What??!! What the heck are you talking about? You don't have bucks and you're not even allowed to drink coffee! What do you have against Starbucks all of a sudden?
Big Kid: It's dest not right. It isn't. Freaks me out.
Ashley: This might be the weirdest thing you've ever said.
He had to have heard that somewhere. I think once at Target I left the family to run to the Starbucks and Mr. Ashley jokingly said something like "You and your $4 coffee", but that was months ago, and would that really have brewed this hatred of Starbucks?
It is bizarre and a little scary. It is very much like living with a senior citizen in a child's body.