One of them in our family is getting doughnuts at a nearby grocery on Saturday mornings. We eat them in the coffee shop.

If the kids are good, their treat is riding the mechanical horse after we pay for our groceries. (Though, Griff has just about outgrown it.) We’ve done this since the kids were babies.

Today, the horse tradition came to an end.

We got to the register, looked up, and noticed the two carousel horses that cost a penny per ride were gone. No more. I told the kids they were probably being repaired, but I’m guessing they won’t be back.

Sigh. Kinda sad.