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Memoir Monday: The light is On

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's time for that time honored tradition that my buddy Travis over at I Like to Fish instituted, some several weeks ago Memoir Monday.

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When I was pregnant with my youngest I had cravings for all things sweet.  I would stop at least 3-4 times a week at Kripsy Kreme donuts and pick up a cinnamon roll or donut and a hot chocolate.  I had an hour drive into work everyday so the hot chocolate, which is served at the temperature of the sun's surface, would stay hot until I made it to work.  My little buddy Kooper was with me every morning as we made our way to the private sitter's house and then Mommy was off to work.  When the light was on, you all know the light.  The one that says "HOT and Now".  Oh how I loved that light.   When the light was on, we always got hot donuts. 

It became our thing.  Hot donuts, hot chocolate.  Sweet delicious, melt in your mouth, yumminess.  Kooper was addicted.  I didn't realize that we had a problem until I stopped having the cravings for sweet as often.  I would grab something before I left the house, or grab a biscuit at McDonald's or whatever.  Then, one morning we were on our way and my little man says "Mommy, can we stop?  The light is on!"  He had the cutest little plea, and he said 'on' like you hear a Bostonian say "one".  I had to stop.  It was the cutest thing evah!

It has become a cute joke in our family.  Anytime we drive by a Krispy Kreme, and the little red light is "on", someone in the car, in their best three year old impression says, "The light is on!"

14 comments:

Travis said...

I have never had a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut. I've been told I have not yet lived.

Ed Adams said...

That's a cute story.

Kids are so sweet at that age.

Travis, you have definitely not lived.

Hot KK's are the ..........They're just awesome.

I will sometimes get the hot ones for the missus, which almost guarantees sexytime.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love those...we don't have a krispy kreme here...such a shame.

Daffy said...

That light draws me like a moth to a flame...and like the moth it will surely kill the diabetic in me :O)

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

I live in the home of the Krispy Kreme donut-- it's really a religion down here.

I'm going to need you to phoenetically spell out how a Bostonian would say "one"; I've been in the South too long and cannot get the right sounds in my head!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Organic Meatbag said...

Krispy Kreme is a dream come true...they helped to make me the fat, high-cholesterol monkey face that I am today!

Alex said...

I haven't had a hot Krispy Kreme either...just looking at the normal ones turns my arteries to concrete! But on this dreary, rainy morning I would love a hot chocolate.

Meeko Fabulous said...

That is just precious! :)

Erin M. said...

Okay, Travis, what planet are you from? You are so right---you haven't lived until you've had Krispy Kreme. I first succumbed in college when I realized my campus was about 10 minutes from one. There are several around here now, but I try to behave. It's hard, though. SO GOOD!

Conquer The Monkey said...

PLUS I love when they give out FREE donuts while you wait in line to BUY a bunch, you wolf a couple down in line, buy a couple more! I have a friends who ate an entire dozen of glazed by herself. She was so fascinated that they could take up such little space in her tummy she started to wad each donut up into little balls and wolf them down. .....and the bitch is skinny, so the story is really annoying!

Tater Tot Mom said...

Krispy Kreme is the bomb! Hot, sweet and fat, three things that were a threesome made in heaven.

I think those kinds of traditions are the best-at the time they don't seem like much but it becomes something the kids will always remember.

Secretia said...

And it makes your Heart Light come on too!

kys said...

My family loves doughnuts as much as Homor Simpson does.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

All I know is my "Hot Now" sign turns on when I eat a KK doughnut hehe