Friday, December 01, 2006

How far would you go?


It happened at 8:10pm last night. The kids were bathed and ready for bed. My oldest daughter was working on a school project. We were all sitting snugly together watching Modern Marvels on the History Channel. It was one of their segments that turned my husband and I into irrational, unbelievable, and maybe a bit irresponsible parents. They were explaining how Krispy Kreme donuts were made, when one of the kids said, "remember when we used to go to Krispy Kreme in our pajamas and eat donuts and milk in the car." My husband looked at me and I could read his mind, "I wonder where the closet Krispy Kreme donut shop is?", so I went to google and asked. No problem I thought it is only 47 miles away. Several years ago we waited in line at 9pm at night for over an hour to experience our first Krispy Kreme donut, so what would the difference be if we drove an hour to experience a Krispy Kreme? I shared the information with my husband and he announced loudly, "everyone grab your slippers and a blanket and get in the car." The roar of disbelief and excitement forced us to move quickly turning out lights and grabbing coats and blankets. And there we were heading on a 47 mile drive at 8:24pm for a donut and to top it off it was a school night. The giggles, the laughter, the excitement replaced any amount of money it cost to drive the distance. We ate donuts and drank milk in the car at about 9:40pm. Even the baby woke up and ate a half of donut.

It was worth the $15.00 in donuts and milk, and who knows what it cost in gas. I am sure the kids will never forget the night we spontaneously went on an almost 100 mile round trip for a donut. I know I won't!

9 comments:

Heth said...

Oh my gosh Chris, that is the best. That is one of the funnest things I have heard of in a long time. Next time you go, let me know, I will stow away in your trunk. Mmmm Krispy Kreme!

Kim said...

Oh,How fun! What a great memory!

Julie Fink said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Kelly said...

This reminds me of the quote about life being made up of moments. This was a moment your kids will never forget. I am inspired! Love the sponteneity.

momzie said...

Random and spontaneous! Bravo!!!
I'm trying to think which one you went to.....south??

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

How fun! Your kids will never forget that! I'm so proud of you for putting things aside like, it's a school night!

Mama Lily said...

what a fun memory for your children. Things like that really bring families together. Good for you.

Chris said...

Momzie,
We went East!

Sissy B. said...

Krispy Kreme donuts are certainly worth it...especially when the Hot Donuts Now sign is lit!!!