Monday, September 15, 2008


Have been out of touch, simply because I have been crazy with work. I've also been extra cranky and would prefer not to remember this time when I look back months or years from now!

So, another hurricane....and my company again throws lots of resources to make sure that folks in harms way are taken care of. This is the reason that I love where I work and this is also the reason that I'm struggling right now. I miss my family.

I needed to travel last week, and so was out of town beginning on Tuesday. I returned on Thursday night, thankfully in time to tuck Cooper into bed. I wasn't supposed to get in until later but was able to take an earlier flight.

As I was cleaning up the kitchen, I noticed a bowl full of sprinkles. I wondered about them, but figured that they had had ice cream and Jon decided to add sprinkles for some extra fun.

The next morning at breakfast, I asked about the sprinkles. The conversation went like this:

Me: Cooper, do you know why there are sprinkles in that bowl?

Cooper: Well, while you were gone I got really hungry and I wanted a snack. I asked Daddy for one and he told me to get something myself. So I looked all around and I could only find sprinkles.

Me: So, you ate sprinkles- plain sprinkles- for a snack?

Cooper: Yes. I was still kind of hungry though. I'm really glad you're home Momma. I missed you.

I simply cannot ever leave again!


dana said...

Aww, so sweet! Kaneu would LOVE to eat sprinkles for a snack or a meal. The boy is infatuated w/sprinkles.

The Browns said...

ha! I love it!

Denise said...

Oh, I love this story!!!! (I have been known to snack on them myself).