Tuesday, April 16, 2013


When we run errands, we carry water bottles in the car with us. It's hot and humid, not everywhere we go has a/c, and some of the places with a/c don't set it very cool. We get thirsty.

Sometimes I forget our water bottles, or a quick trip turns into a longer one on a whim, and we don't have enough water. Juice boxes are pretty cheap, and there are usually some in a refrigerator at the big supermarkets. So if we need an extra drink, I let the boys get juice boxes. It doesn't happen often, so we don't think it's really a big deal.

Rodgers is working late today, so he hung out with us this morning. Ben was particularly grumpy, so we decided to get him out of the house, in a hurry. We didn't take the time to fill our water bottles. We got some water at the mall, which we drank quickly, but then decided to head over to Tuskys.

When we were done shopping, but not quite ready to head home yet, we decided to take an extra stroll around the first floor. When we got to the cold section, Nate marched straight up to the drink refrigerator, grabbed a juice box and said, "Do you need some juice, too, Ben?" as if it was a given that they were going to get juice.

I was going to let them have juice today, but didn't expect Nate to get them, unprompted, as if he owns the store. At least he thought of his brother.


  1. He is just a very thoughtful, take-charge 3 year old!!!!

  2. Take charge definitely describes him!