Simone Biles drinks tea.
Can I have some of your coffee?
our daughter asked casually, confidently reaching for my drink.
I said, pulling it away.
You're nine, I think. I'm not giving you coffee.
I like coffee.
I asked, ignoring the historical fact that she had been caught usurping my drinks more than once.
It makes me happy. And also, it makes me smarter, and it helps me have more empathy for people.
I said, quickly finishing my drink.
You are good.