Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Country Girls. . . . .


A couple of weeks ago we took a short road trip to Tampa during the kids spring break to take Meg to the orthopedic Doctor. Meg, Brenna, Adam, and I went down for a couple of days and stayed at Aunt Georgia's. While we were there I noticed a Dunkin Doughnuts down the street and decided since the girl's had never been I would take them there and get a "baker's dozen". I'll admit it had been quite awhile since I myself had walked into one of these lovely little shops and immediately started drooling over all of the wonderful doughnuts that they have to offer. I can remember as a child going with my Dad on Saturday mornings to pick some up as a breakfast surprise for the lazy ones back at the house still in bed. When we walked in the girl's I think were pleasantly surprised at all of the choices they had. When it was our turn I asked the clerk if they had any munchkins left. You all know what I'm talking about. Remember when you were a kid and you actually were able to con your Mom or Dad into buying a whole box for you? Man just like potato chips you couldn't eat just one! Well, the girl responded that they were out to which Brenna immediately asked, "What's a munchkin?". The girl behind the counter kind of glanced at Brenna and said matter of factly, "It's a doughnut hole.". Now, this is when Meghan promptly replied, "What's a doughnut hole?". This is when the girl threw me a look that all but said, "Who are these girls and what wood pile did you drag them out from?!". I at least was able to control my laughter when I politely explained to her that the nearest Dunkin Doughnuts to us was about 50 miles away and that they had never had the honor of visiting one. I then had to go on and explain to my girls just what in the world a munchkin was and how important they are to not only a child's education but also the world economy. Ok, well maybe those last two are far fetched but at least 3 out of 5 kids have had the lovely honor of saying they have eaten one of my favorite childhood junk foods!

4 comments:

Janet said...

I'v obviously led a very sheltered
life, because I too have never been
to a Dunkin Donuts! Sounds like I
need to go!

Joyfull said...

Janet has got to go!! I also have great memories of walking into the store with my dad and inhaling the delicious aroma! Those were the days!

The Law Family said...

AAAHHHH! Dunkin Doughnuts! They have excellent coffe too! I remember always getting a blueberry muffing when I was a kid. The memories! :-)

The Law Family said...

Sorry, that's muffin! Oops!