Blue Slushies

All 3 of our kids are in public schools this year, which is a really big deal, because we’ve been homeschooling for a long time. So far, it’s been going well. It helps that I work at the school, and Donna substitutes as an aide. In fact, today Donna told me a hilarious story about our youngest, Lizzie. Donna was in the lunch room with the special needs student she was assigned to, and Lizzie ran over to her in a panic. Here’s how it went down:

Lizzie said, “Mommy! Mommy! I couldn’t get my blue slushie open, so Sammie helped me. It was really hard to get open, and when she opened it it spilled all over her and me and the table. It’s a real mess. I’m sorry Mommy!” (all in one breath, mind you)

Donna said, “It’s OK sweety. Let’s go clean it up. Sometimes those Kool-Aid bottles can be hard to open. It must have gotten pretty cold to turn your Kool-Aid into a slushie, huh?”

“No, Mommy, not my drink. The blue slushie in the bag. I couldn’t get it open, so Sammie helped me.”

“Honey, we didn’t pack you a slushie. What bag are you talking about?”

“Mommy, the bag with the blue slushie inside. In my lunch bag. The slushie!”

Donna realized what happened, and after a moment of horror and panic replied, “Sweetheart, that wasn’t a slushie. That was the cold pack to keep your lunch cold…”

Yes, we’re thankful for non-toxic cold packs. Donna called Sammie’s parents to explain the “blue slushie” that was all over her shirt and pants. Unfortunately, Lizzie will now be eating a PBJ tomorrow. πŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “Blue Slushies

  1. Ah, the mess of gelatinous goo that had flung all over was quite amusing and actually put my mind to rest as I was worried they may have EATEN some. When I approached the scene of the accident, it was obvious that after the “explosion” there was nothing left for nourishment πŸ™‚

  2. Jeez, Shawn, I’m impressed that they could even get the cold pack bag open. Those things are fairly tough. She’s got to be pretty strong, have her arm wrestle the boys, take bets, you might be able to make some fairly good money.

  3. Glad she is ok and that Donna was right there to help. Wish we could have seen it in person, after knowing they were ok, I’d have to laugh.

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