The other day I was driving around town running errands. It happened to be a day when there was no public school due to parent teacher conferences. I was reminded of this by the number of school aged kids I saw out and about. As I noticed all of these kids enjoying their day off of school I was shocked and horrified. It was not their behavior, their wild hair, or even their outfits that threw me into a head spin-it was that so many of them were carrying around HUGE bottles of pop!
When I was a kid growing up in Colorado Springs there was a shop that we would visit on a regular basis. This shop was a child's dream come true. It was The Pop Shoppe. When you entered there were big plastic crates that would hold 24 bottles of the most delicious beverages a child can imagine. You could take your crate and select all sorts of different flavors: root beer, orange, grape, cola, cream soda, and many more!