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Donut Ritual Must Remain Unaltered - Sorry Aldi's, Bakery Donuts then Mass

June 8th, 2008 at 07:06 am

I picked up donuts on my trip to Aldi's earlier this week. A dozen donuts in a bag - four plain, four powdered, four cinnamon (I admit this is light for a family my size but I had planned on supplementing it with a fruit salad - or at least apple slices and yogurt dip).

Imagine my shock when I woke up to my DH and several children trailing behind him humming a funeral dirge - carrying the bagged dozen donuts. I had to admit they looked skimpy compared to the store bakery donuts that we usually buy - hell, I saved over $4 on this.

My DH said, "This is hardly what we are used to." and DD9 said, "They are so thin", and DS5 said, "Where is the chocolate" and DS3 wrinkled his nose and said, "I no like" I am sure that the children not there to comment would have followed suit had they been awake.

There was nothing for me to say except stare blankly. "I didn't think they would be that bad," I stammered.

DH said to the children (as if I wasn't there), "Quick - we have time before church - get your shoes. One chocolate donut per person, no that isn't right - it will be cheaper for a full dozen. Let's skip the chocolate milk this week - go hit the change bin! Quick!"

I made it down in time to see the mismatched lot of them leaving quickly - quarters jingling - God love the man that loves his donuts!

The five year old then pointed at the donuts on the table and said, "Those are the parent donuts."

I think we will be skipping bags of Aldi's donuts in leiu of store bakery donuts. I must admit- I do like sprinkles on my frosting!

2 Responses to “Donut Ritual Must Remain Unaltered - Sorry Aldi's, Bakery Donuts then Mass”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    The extra $4 a week seems fair for family harmony! Sounds like my husband a few years back, but we've eliminated that habit for health reasons. Enjoy the sprinkles.

  2. clubneary Says:

    Too funny!!!! My family loves donuts too and that is one thing I haven't been able to cut out of our budget. I stop at least once a week on my way to work for a donut which is not good for the budget or the waist. But I do agree, NEVER skimp on the donuts!!!

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