If you have ever had the chance to ask Trenton what his favorite thing at Mimi and Pops’ house is, you have probably been told, “Alpha-Bits and a bowl of milk”. Trenton likes Alpha-Bits cereal even more than he likes riding the tractor, four-wheeler, bulldozer, and all of the other fun stuff he gets to do when we stay with my mom and dad. I never could find the cereal in Virginia, so Alpha-Bits have always been a special treat that he gets when he comes to Texas (or when Mimi and Pops come to visit us and pack numerous boxes in their luggage).
I called my mom yesterday morning to let her know what time that we expected to be getting to their house yesterday evening. It was then that she told me that she had some bad news. None of the grocery stores in our hometown sell Alpha-Bits any more. Mom had enlisted the help of my aunt to scour the grocery stores in the town she lives in, but Mom hadn’t heard anything from her yet.
A couple of hours after I talked to my mom, Trenton randomly popped up in the back seat telling Jarrod and I that he couldn’t wait to eat Alpha-Bits at Mimi and Pops’ house. I decided that it would be best to tell him that Mimi and Pops didn’t have any Alpha-Bits.
To my surprise, Trenton didn’t freak out about Mimi and Pops not having his favorite cereal. Instead, he came up with the elaborate idea that the Alpha-Bits Bandit (a character that he made up based off the Shape Bandit on his favorite show, Team Umizoomi), had swiped all of the Alpha-Bits. Trenton then laid out a plan for how he and Pops were going to track the Alpha-Bit Bandit using the four-wheeler and were going to set traps to catch the bandit and rescue all of the Alpha-Bits.
By the time we got to my parent’s house yesterday evening, it was too late to take the four-wheeler out. Thankfully, the Alpha-Bits Bandit’s tracks were easy to find.
Trenton and Pops set a trap to catch the Alpha-Bits Bandit last night after dinner. The bandit managed to escape the trap (probably because the trap was just a wee bit too small for those big Alpha-Bit Bandit feet), but he did drop a box of Alpha-Bits while trying to make his getaway.
Trenton is glad that he got to eat his beloved Alpha-Bits this morning. I just hope that the trap scared the Alpha-Bits Bandit enough to stay away for a while!
*Thanks to Aunt Carol & Uncle Scotty for finding Alpha-Bits for us!