“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.