Thursday, July 3, 2008

Floating popcorn

Isn't mother-hood grand?? I mean the joy of counting your babies toes for the first time, is just unmatched. I will forever cherish the memories of seeing my son's first smile and my daughter walking for the first time (at 16months) I might add. We've all been there haven't we?

Young women ask me 'should i have kids?' they ask because they look at me and admire the way I come up with fun activities to do with my kids. So I go 'of course!!'


They ask 'what about child birth? I say 'oh it's not so bad'. I think if we accurately describe childbirth to young women there will be a drastic drop in the worldwide population!! As I am sure you have all been asked this question from those younger than us, i wonder at times if I should warn them about the..................... floating popcorn??.


Trinidad is hot, most of the time, and there is nothing I love more than a tall glass of iced water and a good book, but how is it my kids are aware they are thirsty only when I am settled with my glass of just-enough-ice-to-crunch-after water!?? This happened to me today, at high noon, of course the hottest time of the day, Miss Gabby asked me for some popcorn and I obliged, she was so happy she sang all the way to the kitchen


"la la la la la!
we're getting poooopcooorn!!"


"Mummy sing too!!"


so we sang, i microwaved the popcorn, took a bowl for myself as well and decide it will go great with a magazine and a glass of super cold iced water, I carefully combined my ice and water, looked at it lovingly, grabbed my latest issue of 'O' magazine to arrive and headed for the porch, I set my water down and begin to read, giving the ice enough time to do its magic.


Up comes Miss Gabby

'mummy can I have some of your water?'


'Ummmm............., sure, here', she takes it and drinks, then gives it back to me, i look at it, EEP!! a gazillion bits of popcorn is floating down to the bottom of my glass! I know, I know all mummys go through it but I really was looking for some relaxing time with my mag and my ice.


Oh well, ya gotta love them right!

22 comments:

French said...

Aren't kids hilarious! They go around so oblivious to most things around them! That's what is so great about them;) French

Lisa said...

I l ove my girls with all my heart but, I hate sharing drinks with them. You never know what they will leave behind in that glass!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

I know Lisa exactly!! LOL!!

SchmeckyGirl said...

LOL!!! I know that only too well. Or after they've eaten they want some of what I'm eating. It's mine! You ate already. I have to sneak food lol.

Justine said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is sooooooooooooooo gross! Didn't you see the gobs of popcorn in her mouth when she asked for your water? Luckily, I'm usually drinking through a straw, so even if Madison comes along and takes a sip she doesn't leave behind any crumbs. ROFL! I loved the title of this blog. I think all of us should strive extra hard to make our blog titles POP! Just for the fun of it. No pun intended there. LOL
Btw... do you have a/c in your house?

Justine :o )

damnemptynester said...

well, i visited so i must leave a comment hmmmm actually you are lucky it was only popcorn

Raxx - A day in the life said...

My master bedroom is air conditioned Justine but who wants to spend all day in a bedroom?

Luckily my computer is in there so it makes for cooool blogging!

Tootsie said...

gotta love them floaties! they are common here...my hubby calls it chunky water!

Buffie said...

Lmao!!!Oh how I remeber those days! MMM, backwash! Plus every time I turned around they would drink the whole thing!

Bridget said...

Oh well, I had my version of Mommy revenge. When my daughter would get a milkshake, I'd tell her I'd "start it" for her. You know it can be hard to suck it into the straw at first! What she didn't realize was that I was "starting it" a little more than necessary! She wouldn't have wanted to share if I'd asked for a sip! We laugh about that now.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Ewww, we call those "floaties!" lol And yes, all mothers are familiar with those. I remember buying my daughter a bottle of fruit juice once when she was little, and she didn't drink all of it and stuck it in the fridge. I happened upon it and omg, it was full of floaties. I think I dumped it out.

Kady

artis1111 said...

Cute, I don't have small ones . Just my dogies whp after drinking always want to love on you with water dripping on your pants. But you gotta love em,Kathy

Braincoral said...

wow...yeah, i've seen that, one would think you'd expect it right? I'd have told my "most perfect" (future) child to get her own water! wouldn't I? (we'll see!)....exams in <2mths

Shelia said...

Hey darlin'! Yes we had a wonderful day - our Independance day! We are going to watch the fireworks tonight.
Be a sweetie and thanks for stopping by,
Shelia ;)

Raxx - A day in the life said...

I'm loving all the names 'floaties', 'chunky water' and 'backwash' LOL!!!

Shelia said...

Raxx, what a cute story! Yep, I've been there too! Those kids - wanted to put 'em under a rock sometimes but then most of the time I just wanted to thank God for them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bridget said...

Raxx, I just read a comment you left about RMS...it is so true. I hardly ever look anymore and I used to be on there first thing every morning.

Buffie said...

I keep forgetting to tell you how beautiful I think your family is. Those two kids are cute as pie, that husband of yours is yummy and you are gorgeous! Seriously, you guys should be in comercials!

Buffie said...

Yeah, I come from a long line of jiggers! lol!!! I still love an old-timey flanel gown in the winter too!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Bridget I have to agree with Tootsie as well it seems there is a competition for low ratings just to be on the RMS TV show! and the trolls are out in full force!

Not to mention life in blogland is just much more fun!!

[[[[[[Buffie!]]]]]]] Thank you! now I'm blushing!

Buffie said...

LMAO! Yeah the lipstick story is unfortunately pretty normal for me!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Raxx, just popping in to say good afternoon. Hope all is well and remember to be a sweetie,
Shelia :)