Tuppence a pet

June 5, 2010


I forgot to write about this earlier.

My parents have a bunch of volunteer jobs. Their retirement is nothing like my retirement will be. I will be in a comfortable chair, cruising the internet, just like I spend my free time now. They are going around doing good deeds like small-time superheros.

One of my Dad’s jobs is keeping the vending machine full at the hospital. He lovingly refers to it as ‘feeding his pets’, and I can’t believe the amount of stuff he buys. Apparently he and Mom make this trip more than once a month, and it’s amazing how much snack-y stuff they buy! They told me that this was a small load.

If only they had been this generous with junk food when I was a kid.

Mom and Dad, it was a privilege to help buy a bunch of junk food with you. Thank you.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Tuppence a pet”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It looks like all the food groups are represented in that load of food: the chocolate group, the cheesy group, the fruity group… It’s all there.


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    The veggie group is there, too — potato chips!


    • Peggy Said on:

      HA! You funny!

      And YAY for small-time superheroes! Because really, small-time super heroes are the SUPEREST of them all!!!!


  3. Lloyd Said on:

    That’s how we buy our Oreos too (in my dream world).


  4. Kristi Said on:

    I’ll take the Gardetto’s.


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