Milk and Toilet Paper

“I’m almost out of milk and toilet paper. Hmm…”

I said this to myself, since it was just Abby and I. The boys were already at school. I really didn’t want to go to the grocery store, though. I thought that maybe I could put it off until the next day. After looking through my kitchen, however, I realized that what I wanted to make for dinner required milk. And we didn’t have enough. And Buzz will be upset if he can’t have his cereal in the morning.

I really didn’t want to drive to the grocery store for two items, though. Pros and cons. Advantages to disadvantages. Milk and toilet paper.

“Abby, let’s get your shoes on”, I decided. “We’re going for a walk.”

We have a convenience store not far from where we live. A 5 minute walk, if that. Especially on such a cloudy, cool autumn morning. Everything is exceptionally more expensive than a supermarket, but it makes due for a few necessary items. Plus, it’s like an adventure. To a gas station.

“Where we going?”, Abby asked as we were making our way.

“We need milk and toilet paper”, I told her.

“Milk and toilet paper”, she repeated. “And pudding!”

I’m afraid we’re not walking to the convenience store to buy pudding, but I’m glad she has her priorities straight.



10 Responses

  1. 1
    jesser says:

    Kids … they know what life’s about.

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    Tina says:

    She’s got the right idea..if you are going to go get the overpriced milk and t.p. at the convenience store, might as well jump in and buy the junk food too! LOL!
    Best,
    Tina
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on October 23rd, 2011

    @Tina, Normally I would very much agree, except this time we already had pudding at home. She just wanted more.

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  3. 3

    Stopping by from SITS. You are a great writer, I can’t wait to explore the rest of your blog. :)
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    Krystyn says:

    What a great idea…yeah it cost a little more, but you were able to enjoy some quality time together.

    Maybe you can use some of that milk to make pudding?
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on October 23rd, 2011

    @Krystyn, I’ve never made homemade pudding. It can’t be that hard, right?

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    Amber says:

    I do love some pudding.
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    Pudding *is* a lot more fun.
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    Stacey says:

    Kids are so funny! I think pudding is almost as necessary as milk and toilet paper!

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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on October 23rd, 2011

    @Stacey, Normally, I would tend to agree with you.

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