Saturday, November 12, 2011

You gotta watch out for cracken, the weed and Sonic

Another post minus pictures...awful, I know. It is because I used up all of my picture energy printing out a gi-normous stack for my little bro on his mission. Sorry...energy all depleted. So, ya'll get a little post of words. But at least I AM posting.

This past couple of weeks have been red ribbon weeks for my beasties. Gunnison came home shaking his booty to a rap "no, no, I won't do drugs 'cause I love my body too much!" Yes, little pale Gunner had his gangsta moment. Gavin came home full of quips on how drugs hurt your agility, memory and other necessary skills required to perform well in the ninja arena. And then Josiah came home full of good, accurate information. Stuff like "you gotta watch out for cracken and the weed. Mom, that stuff is bad! Cracken makes you all crazy and the weed makes you see things...yep, you better watch out for cracken and the weed." Cracken, huh...hmmm...better make sure I help him understand the real terminology. Wouldn't want anyone offering crack or coke to him and him be like "sure! As long as it's not that cracken stuff. You gotta watch out for it!"

And Sonic...I sure gotta watch out for Sonic. The realization that I am addicted to the jolly Happy Hour at Sonic kinda slapped me in the face. Emmeline is getting quite chatty, mostly gibberish, but real words and concepts make there way out randomly. I noticed as we traveled down Jefferson Ave., Emme will randomly call out "dank-you!!" After a few of these, I paid attention and noticed it was as we were passing Sonic. Hmmm...could that be it? Yep, on a random act of necessary vice-ness, I pulled in and bought a drink for me and some for the beasties. I thanked the car-hop and hear an echo behind me. I pour a bit off the boys' into her sippy (yep, I allow my not quite 2 year old too sugary drinks) and hear another "dank-you". Could it be? Uh-huh. Sonic has been re-named "dank-you". Unfortunately, the addiction realization continued when the car-hop made his early college/high-school rear back to my window to check on us. (By the way, did you know they offer free refills as long as you are there? Yes, that's right. Go ahead, smile as you get a refill on your big ol' Route 44 drink. Fabulousness.) "Hey," he says with a bright-eyed smile. "You colored your hair! I like it darker." I stammer out that this is my more natural color and thank you. He doesn't even know my name, but he has seen me enough to know my hair colors. Been there a little too often. Maybe. Just a little. Gotta watch out for Sonic. It's addictive, I tell ya.

10 comments:

whitney said...

Oh, this post made my day, sans-pictures or not! Your drug-free snippets of life had Spence and me laughing out loud (literally). It doesn't matter how often I hear about Jos's great fear of cracken and The Weed...it still makes me roll.

As for you and your sonic addiction, that is too funny! I love how the car hop noticed your color! lol!

Jill said...

He noticed your hair color?! Wow! So observant! What's your drink at Sonic? I like their cherry dr pepper and the cherry slush. I like cherry. You?

holyoak said...

I help but remember Stephanie's "in the snowy mountain, mountain..." rendition of part of the Snowman song in Primary. It is so interesting how we think we are communicating well, but the interpretation can be all confused. At least it wasn't cracking the weed that was so bad, but baking it in brownies may be just fine. Or at least medicinal!!

Great post!

Hannah Elizabeth said...

Oh, my. Too funny! And I certainly understand the Sonic addiction. My "I-have-a-problem" moment came when the car hop exclaimed, "Wow, you finally cleaned out your car! It looks nice!" I was mortified.

I had no idea they offer free refills!

Haylee Munk Brown said...

I am glad I am not the only one who has a not yet two year old that gets too sugary of drinks ;) So cute though. Your kids sound fun. Mason would have a blast with them I am sure!!!

Jenny said...

I'm almost sad to admit this, but I've never eaten at Sonic!

Coty said...

Liberty, I laughed so hard... Then I went and grabbed Jared, and re read the whole thing out loud to him, and together we laughed. I absolutely LOVE the things kids say, especially when they really think they've intepreted the message correctly, and are none too enthusiastic to share!!! Makes for some of the best laughs/stories ever!

"craken" me up... Ha ha

Coty said...

Okay, I totally just spoiled my play-on-words joke by a misspelling... Lame. Lolol

Aubrey said...

I love it - and it didn't need any pictures. I'm glad your kids know to stay away from the Cracken (isn't that the name of the sea-monster from the Pirates movies?). And the Sonic thing cracks me up - I know a lady who says they recognize her voice and ask her if she wants her usual?!

whitney said...

New post! New post! New post! New post!!!!

That's the mutinous cry of your die-hard fans.