The Milk Run

Dear, we need milk for the morning,” my darling wife mentioned to me.

Okay,” I said, while thinking to myself I just got milk a couple of days ago. “Dear, are you sure we are out?  I just bought 3 gallons like two days ago?” Silence.

We need milk for tomorrow morning for the girls,” my wife said as she was flexing her muscles. I thought to myself, “Okay, Okay.”

The Milk Run
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After I got done doing whatever I was doing at the time, I threw on some presentable clothes (shorts and a tee shirt) and grabbed the keys to the Maserati (cleverly disguised as a Chevy Tahoe). As I was blasting down the road to the local market, I was thinking to myself, “Why? Why is it we go through so much milk at the house?” But then I remembered all of the people in our family that drink milk.

We have three teenagers, three growing little girls, and me. I know that all of us like to have a healthy breakfast in the morning before we head off for the day. In fact, you can fuel active, successful days by starting every day with milk. A breakfast with milk can help you TACKLE YOUR DAY with protein to start your day!

I finally made it to the store and began the was hike to the far back corner of the market, when I see two other guys I know making a similar milk run. I asked one of them,

“Hey, Mike, you making a late night milk run?”

Yep. Never fails that we run out in the middle of the week… even if I buy extra,” Mike said in passing.

I hear you!” I shouted back not missing a step towards the milk case. About half way there I remembered the Super Bowl ad that featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He was making a run for the milk truck when everything broke loose. Now, I am certainly not “The Rock” by any means. But I was thinking that what IF a mutated bag of chips came to life and began to tear apart the store… I would probably duck and hide in the baby food area because I am a scaredy cat.

Anyway, there was no mutated bag of chips or other type of grocery item to worry about. I eventually made it to the milk and grabbed 2 gallons. My thinking was that it would tie us over until the end of the week… hopefully. And as I was walking back to the front of the store, I realized how glad I was to be there. At least I can be assured that my kids are getting a healthy dose of essential nutrients. After all, each 8 oz. glass of milk contains nine essential nutrients, including eight grams of high-quality protein. Protein in the morning can help keep you full, so you don’t feel hungry by mid-morning. This is just what the kids need before they head out each morning.

After slipping through the self-checkout lane, I hurried back to the truck and slammed it in the gear. Well, reverse and then drive… only after making a complete stop. I felt like the mission was accomplished and it was time to take it home now. As I zoomed into my self-proclaimed “Bat Cave” and closed the door, I realized I was a bit hungry after all the running around I did… escaping imaginary mutated bags of chips and all. So, I ended up finishing off my run to the store with a big bowl of cereal… filled to the rim with milk.

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The “got milk?” Campaign and Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast Blitz program is helping to provide $250,000 in grants to local schools across the country to help give kids greater access to a healthy breakfast. Now through Feb. 17, when you buy milk you can vote to have a portion go to a local school.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 is a great in-school program designed to show students how to eat right and stay active. Choosing healthy foods and leading an active lifestyle gives families the energy to do the things we love.

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Disclosure: I wrote this post while participating in the got milk? FUTP60/Breakfast Blitz Promotion.All opinions are 100% my own.