November 10, 2011
The Canned Food Drive
Something about my pantry today didn't seem right. I stared at the shelves with a furrowed brow and tried to figure out what it was.
It took me significantly longer than it should to realize that almost all of my canned food was missing.
"Did you take 15 cans of chicken noodle soup with you to work?" I asked my husband on the phone. "And 8 cans of black beans? An a package of Oreos?"
When he didn't answer, I remembered that my kids' backpacks seemed overly bulky and heavy this morning.
It's for a good cause, I know.
My kids came home with chocolate powder around the rims of their mouths.
"My teacher said the couldn't take cookies," Cortlen explained with a knowing smile. "Only canned food."
"So you brought the Oreos back home, then?" I asked.
He just laughed and ran away.