Aiden has begun training to be a barista! The youngest ever! Our buddies at Moja Coffee, where we go nearly every day, have a great relationship with Aiden. They’ll play peek-a-boo with him, or show him the trucks outside, or just greet him with enthusiasm. They do this for pretty much every kid they know who comes regularly – it’s great.
Well, my little Aiden is getting spoiled there, that’s for sure. He’s begun his training to be a barista, learning how to pull shots and how to push the cup onto the spray cleaner. He’s also learning how to enter orders on the till.
Technically he’s not making a salary. But he did make a 25c tip!
Aiden’s favourite cafe so far is JJ Bean in North Vancouver. As a social baby, he likes it because the tall windows provide a lot of light and it’s always packed with people to look at and who smile at him in return. In fact, it was the very first place that Aiden went for an outing after he got home from the hospital!
Every Sunday, we visit JJ Bean for our post-first-nap coffee ritual. It’s the time of day when he most likes to be out, so sometimes (like today), he’ll also get an extra visit there.
Mommy & Daddy have a favorite cafe too, Moja Coffee, so we go there every Saturday and sometimes during the week. It’s probably Aiden’s second favourite cafe, since everyone there welcomes him with a “Hi, Aiden. How are you today?” and sometimes he gets to visit and play with them during quiet moments. He’s a much loved baby!
Going for coffee is one of the easiest ways to keep Aiden entertained for this 9-10am-ish outing. While Mommy has her coffee, Aiden enjoys a plain rice cracker and practices drinking water from a cup.