I may completely regret writing this post, and the donut shop (the one that offers free hot donuts if you’ll just get your lazy rear end inside the store) might also regret me posting this. But so be it. As I taught my daughter earlier this week, part of being a team player is sharing ideas and being okay if other people use your ideas without you and you don’t get to take part in it.
So, there’s a hidden piece of information floating around town that I’m about to shed some light on. And your hips are not going to thank me for this. Did you know (drum roll please) that…
For every “A” on your kids report card they can get a free donut, up to 6????
There, the secret is out. It’s a word of mouth thing. Of course Krsipy Kreme is not going to advertise this, or they’d be out of donuts every nine weeks. But I’m here to tell you, we have partaken (is that a word?) for the last two years and I have never regretted it. Donuts are seriously the one sweet thing in my life I have never regretted. Ever.
(Except for the time I was pregnant with Amaleah and I was a few pounds over my doctor’s weight requirements and I knew with all my heart it was because of the frequent stops to the local donut shop. In fact, my donut cravings were so bad during that pregnancy, that the donut shop owners got to know me personally. It got even worse when I mistakenly took Luke in with me one morning, and the owners were like, “Oh yay, is this your husband? Yay so good to finally meet him!” It’s never good when the donut shop wants to meet your husband. Clearly a sign you’ve been going there way too much.)
So, all you have to do is bring in your kids’ report cards, hope and pray they have 6 good marks, convince the clerk that a check mark or an “E” is the same thing as an “A” and that art and music and P.E. are official classes too, and you’re good to go.
I do allow my kids to also pick out one fun donut, because I figure if I don’t pay my dues, they certainly won’t keep this program going. And I’ll do anything for a dozen glazed donuts. I’m not even joking.
I just won’t hop on the scale for a week or so afterwords. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
And yes, I’m fully aware of all the health benefits of a donut. We all make our choices.