i love me some kool aid jammers....

my dad just cracks me up sometimes. he has diabetes and has lived with it and managed it beautifully for about 15 years now. he is the one who bestowed my love of the diet dr pepper on me, and it is not uncommon for me to see him sometimes as early as 7:30 am with a maverick cup full of it in the cup holder.

what kills me is that i used to drink the real, hardcore, leaded stuff. that is, until i switched 10 years ago. but what he likes to do every single time he sees me with drink in hand (which is the majority of the time) is to reach for it and ask me, "what's this, mims? is it diet?" which the answer is, "yes, dad, it is diet." and has been since 1998. you know, when i switched? oh, derrill. i heart you still.



so this was his new fascination the other night when we were up in pine valley. we had brought up some kool aid jammers that were only 10 calories each ( i can't remember if they were sugar free or special diet or whatever) and he kept asking if they were really only 1o calories. REALLY??

we got him to try one and it was an instant hit! he liked poking the straw into the foil package.



pretty soon word was out that drinks were being consumed. straws were being inserted.



now everyone wanted in on the action. all in all, a pretty good darn thing.

a little video clip that shows i like to make my children jump thru hoops to get a straw in their drink:

8 comments:

Tanja said...

Now that's some bonding! Cute, cute picture.

Vanessa said...

You should have headed over to Tom & Cathy's cabin. They were probably cooking up some skookies:)

tammy said...

I'm thirsty just looking at those pics. Look how cute your girls are. Please tell me you don't always color coordinate their clothes.

Megal said...

That was so dad. I loved his fascination and how happy the little things in life make him.

Kristi said...

Ok, he seems like the cutest guy! I love that he loved the 10 calorie jammers. And I don't blame him either...

MiaKatia said...

Oh he is soooo cute! I love the picture wiht the girls. Gestational diabetes, why I switched to diet and will never go back. Thank heavens for fake sugar!

Tiburon said...

I heart him. And we heart the Jammers around here. They are one of Ethan's favs.

Diabetics UNITE!

Ida said...

aww such cute pictures!