Grandpa snuck away from Grandma one morning. She was busy with her quilting, and he felt an urge to satisfy his sweet tooth.
Just down the street, a little doughnut shop waited with the hottest coffee and the most treasured, sweet creations ever made. Without Grandma nearby to fuss at him, he could enjoy coffee, doughnuts, and some conversation with whomever dropped by the shop.
He orders the usual: coffee with his two favorite doughnuts. Boston-cream and maple-covered long john, each looks mouth-watering and delicious.
Behind him, the shop’s door opens, and two little children bust in with giggles and way too much energy.
“Grandpa, Grandpa!” His grandchildren, Ben and Lydia, just happen to discover where Grandpa is hiding out.
A moment later, Grandpa is enjoying coffee, spending time with two very special children, and sharing his doughnuts.
There will be another time for enjoying doughnuts, but loving Lydia and Ben . . . Precious!
This short story was originally published in May, 2019. Two of my youngest grandchildren are really Ben and Lydia (now 3 and 2 years old, respectively). I look forward to spoiling them with a sweet treat.