When I picked Mirror Image up from Summer Camp yesterday she asked to go to 7-Eleven for a FREE Slurpee. Okaaaaaay.
I balked. I haven’t stepped inside a 7-Eleven in years. And even though the nostalgic memories of sweet Slurpees during the summer of my youth were pleasant enough, I just wanted to go home. And when I saw the throngs of kids collecting in front of the convenience store, I was sure this was not my adventure.
But, after we passed the second 7-Eleven she asked again and I caved. Why not?
The scene was lively. Cars coming and going. I let her out to go get her treat and I waited. But not long. She was out almost immediately with a very yummy looking red concoction in her hand. And at that moment, I wanted an ice-cold Slurpee, too.
I went to get a Pina Colada flavored treat made to order for me by the Slurpee barrista (that’s not right, is it?). It was yummy.
The funniest part? Mirror Image didn’t like the flavor she chose and has already decided that next year on free Slurpee day, she would get the Pina Colada like me.
Sounds like a plan.