This morning I had to make a run to the local grocer to get stuff for the boys’ school lunches. I can’t believe they like what I pack better than getting something at school but they claim to. The boys don’t usually wake until 6:45 to get ready for school. Today they realized I was about to leave and jumped quickly out of beg and-begged to go with. How could I say no to those pleading faces that melt my heart like butter? It was dark and cold when we left. Would you believe we were the only customers in the store? The boys were excited to smell fresh, hot doughnuts. I let them pick out some for their breakfast. No, I’m not one of those junk food moms but I do let my family on occasion have something like that for breakfast. They also got to pick out a pack of gum each. The whole experience would be considered boring and mundane to most but the boys and I had the best time. They were so excited about our adventure to the store at 6AM. On the way home they kept talking about what fun they were having before going to school. As I packed their lunches and watched them eat warm doughnuts and milk I felt so grateful. I feel grateful that they still enjoy such simple things as going on a lunch run at 6AM. Matthew and Aaron are only 12 and 10. Maybe when they are teens they will prefer to sleep in vs. going with me anywhere. But for now doing simple things in life is an adventure that we all look forward to.