We were in the grocery store buying the weeklies when I realized that some of my favorite things weren't for sale anymore.
Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal. It was made by Quaker Instant Oatmeal.... it was basically the Brown Sugar Oatmeal with little sugar coated pieces inside that looked like tiny eggs. When you poured the hot water on the oatmeal, the sugar coating on the eggs dissolved and inside were teeny tiny brown sugar dinosaurs. Get it? Dinosaur eggs...... Well, not only was it amusing as all git out, it was also yummy. I've been eating the stuff for years...well before I had kids as an excuse to buy it. I was the only executive at my company waiting in line at the hot water machine holding tupperware filled with Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal. Lemme tell ya, that does NOT reinforce the 'How did she get the window office at HER age?' conversations. But I digress.
They aren't SELLING Dinosaur Egg Oatmeal anymore. I loved it. My kids loved it. Now we have the crappy Brown Sugar Oatmeal that tastes pretty much the same, but the JOY is gone. No EGGS!! No purple T-Rexes hatching out in a pool of melty sugar-goodness. Nothing.
If I could go to the grocery store and find Dino Egg Oatmeal AND the Yes & Know Invisible Ink Game and Quiz books, I'd be in heaven. (Cuz I can't find those anymore either.... and c'mon, weren't those books the ONLY good part about road trips with the family?)
Moving on sux.