I needed to go grocery shopping upon my return from "vacation." I started a shopping list but then got distracted by some other pressing need or else by email or perhaps it was just my lack of motivation. Truth be told, I really didn't want to be bothered. I left the list sitting on the dining room table.
The next day, Isaac and Calypso had a friend over. This friend of theirs is a great kid. I adore him. He makes me laugh every single time he comes over, many times without even trying. He is frequently amazed by the weird health food and lack of junk food I have in my house. To his credit he always wants to try my weird health food if it is something he hasn't had before. He walks in the front door, makes a bee-line to my kitchen and asks what I have to eat today. If I am not in the kitchen he opens the fridge and starts helping himself as he calls out to ask whether or not he can eat a given item. He is always appreciative.
As he was getting ready to leave he thanked me for the meal I gave him that evening. He also told me he found my shopping list and decided to add a few things to it to help me out. Here's a sample of the list. His items are italicized.
Iron Man Suit
Mint Chip Ice Cream
I cracked up. I think this week when he comes over I may need to have some non-health food Cheez-its, Pizza Rolls and mint chip Ice cream on hand for him just because he makes me laugh. Sadly, Iron Man suits were on back order with no estimated date of availability.