Tuesday, October 20, 2009

True Story Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Yep, today I am joining Rachel and Mr. Daddy for another True Story Tuesday.
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I can now see the folly of missing that very important day of my 10th grade science class. You know, the day that I decided to sleep in the closet all day and ditch school.

Yes, I am sure if I had gone to school that day I would have heard this:


“Now boys and girls, one day you will be so thankful that you are good students and come to class each and every day,”


“Today I will share with you real life physics. It’s a lesson you will NEVER want to forget, so listen up!”


“One day your twelve year old will come to you and say something like-Mom, can I have some of that soda we put in the freezer about 5 hours ago. I know it not all the way frozen. So can I have some? Please! Please!


“At that moment boys and girls you must do this: Shout “NO! Don’t touch that bottle! If you open it, the contents will explode forth and spray soda over the ENTIRE kitchen and into the NEXT room too!”


At that point, I am sure that the science teacher went on to explain the scientific reason for this phenomenon.


Had I ACTUALLY gone to class, I am sure I would have learned this valuable lesson.


Yes, Sunday was the day that teacher warning the smart children about. Dumb me!


And here are some lessons I learned in real life and not in class:


  • One day every mother will be thankful she buys diet soda.
  • When you hear a large popping sound after you give your kid permission to open the frozen soda bottle you will run into the room and find soda dripping from your ceiling.
  • The child will be so stunned that he will stand immobilized holding the overflowing soda that is now running into his shoes on onto the floor.
  • His sister will be standing across the room soaked and looking quite a bit like an upset Marsha Brady.
  • That soda will then soak into the ceiling and you will frantically scrub it with Spic and Span while standing on the kitchen island!
  • However, before you even think of cleaning the ceiling you will crawl around on your hands and knees getting every drop of said soda off of the pristine carpet in the living room.
  • You will then feel thankful you spent a bit extra on the carpet because 50 of the 100 drops will sit nicely on top of the carpet pile and not soak in like the other 50 drops.
  • After finishing the ceiling you will wipe down the kitchen walls and the front of every cabinet in the kitchen.
  • When you get to the top of the refrigerator you will realize that you have neglected it and go ahead and wipe the thick layer of soda drenched dust off.
  • When you climb up on the kitchen counter tops to get the soda off of the soffits you may find your husband’s long lost needle nose pliers that he has been looking for. (You will realize that you borrowed them to pry off the miniblind to clean it about 4 months prior.)
  • You will follow all of the higher cleaning with a good scrub of the floor and bleaching the grout on the kitchen tile (that two nights before you had polished to an incredible sparkle that would make the neighbor ladies drool).
  • Finally, when the preteen who started the chain of events comes down stairs, after showering off the soda (and while his sister is still in the bath removing said soda from her entire body) and apologizes with sweet doe eyes, you find the grace (with the help of the Lord above) to hug him and say “It’s alright sweetie. I‘ve cleaned it up. Don’t worry about it."

26 comments:

-stephanie- said...

Oops. (laughing behind this computer screen.:oD)

~*Michelle*~ said...

How funny! Giggled the whole way through......and can I confess that I have some splats of soda on our vaulted ceilings that I cannot even get to!?

Loved this!

Kmama said...

Oh no! That certainly does not sound like fun. I'm sure it will make a great story in years to come (just as it makes a great True Story Tuesday post!).

Kaleena said...

Lol. You always make me laugh. I could just imagine those events in my mind as I was reading and giggling!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

He He...you are too funny! I remember a wine bottle that I once had for a party. We had no opener so I went in with a screw driver...SMART I tell ya!!! It exploded and to this day, I have RED WINE marks on the ceiling....whatchagonnado?

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh my goodness, that was hilarious! I mean for me... the bystander... who didn't have to get drenched or scrub a single thing. It was funny for me!

I was at work one day and heard a weird explosion. Someone had stuck a can of soda in the freezer and it had exploded in there. There was frozen soda EVERYWHERE!!!!! I was glad it wasn't mine, and I didn't have to be the one to clean it up!

He & Me + 3 said...

That was just too funny. Glad it all got cleaned up...eventually:)

Helene said...

I could totally picture the entire event going down in my head! It's something you'll all probably look back on in the future and laugh about. My husband has learned the hard way too, not to leave a can of soda in the freezer for too long.

Jen said...

Life is so full of lessons!

Just Stacy said...

O.M.G. that is just way too funny. What a mess.

EMILY G. said...

LOL!!

Heart2Heart said...

I think we have all had this happen at one point in our lives. It is true how once again, Super Mom comes to save the day!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

christy rose said...

That was so funny! What a way to tell that story too! You did a great job! What a mom!!! :) Now that you have learned that lesson, the hard way, I guess it is ok to not have gone to school the day of that science lesson. hahaha

Beth E. said...

Oh, no! lol I've never experienced that, but I have had to clean chocolate milkshake off of the ceiling...don't ask. ;-)

Mighty M said...

Oh man, I really feel for you - what a mess!!!! At least you found the pliers! :)

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh Lord that was funny, sorry for laughing, at least I knew you were over it as I am cracking up.

Rachel said...

Seriously?!?! WOW! I was cringing and laughing the whole time... I cannot imagine! Though I'm sure my son will help me with that "imagining" thing sooner or later. He tends to get into his own messes :)

Still... (shaking head) WOW! Did Fire Hubby get a firsthand look at it before it was cleaned up? Or was he luckily unavailable during the scrub down?

At least now you know your kitchen is REALLY clean! :)

Shana said...

Oh My Gosh!! You handled it with more grace than I would have! It is SO funny though!

Lisa said...

I am with Kmama. You will laugh about this soon. (hopefully!) All you will have to say is "Remember the time with the frozen pop...." and everyone will laugh.

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April said...

I'm so sorry, Julie, but this really cracked me up! Not sure if I could have handled it as well as you did, though. Oh, the MESS!!!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

How funny! At least now you've cleaned the kitchen for the week...maybe even the month! How often do we really need to clean the cabinets and top of refrigerator?

Verne said...

I'm a lover of your delivery room stories. I really enjoy your posts. I have nominated you for a blog award. You may pick it up by my blog at any time. Blessings.

Foursons said...

Oh my gosh! That is stinking HILARIOUS! And I love how you tied it into last week's story about skipping school. Bahahahahahaha. So glad you gave your son the grace your mom gave you about skipping. That tradition is sure to pass down to generations to come.

blueviolet said...

It's so funny but yet incredibly sad at the same time! Nobody in your house will ever, ever make that same mistake.

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