Mama Diaries

Friday, February 22, 2013

Mixed Drinks and Carbon Dioxide Man

My kids must've been in a science mood yesterday.  It all started with a trip to Subway.

"Can we get fountain drinks?" they asked. 

I wasn't in much of a mood to insist that they drink milk, so I let them have a special treat.

"Guess what I got?" my daughter asked.

"What?"

"Half Sprite, half rootbeer."

I couldn't believe it.  "Seriously?"

"Yeah, Mom, it's good."

"Guess what I got?" my son asked.

I couldn't wait to hear this.  "What?"

"Half diet coke, half rootbeer."

It made me sick just thinking about it.  "Is it good?" I asked.

"Delicious!"

Okay, then.

When we got home, the experimentation continued.  "Mom, I need a ziploc bag, baking soda, and vinegar," my daughter said.

"What for?" I asked.

"I'm going to make a carbon dioxide man."

That sounded interesting, so I gave her the supplies.  Here's what she came up with:



Isn't he cute?  Unfortunately, he didn't have a long life.  My daughter took him outside and fed his carbon dioxide to the trees.  RIP Carbon Dioxide Man!


 

30 comments:

  1. I need to remember this for my grandson :)

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  2. Science experiments are fun with the kids. We had a book with many different projects to try.

    Future scientists?

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    1. We'll see if they become scientists. They certainly enjoy experimenting!

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  3. That's cute! I bet my kids would love it.

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  4. haha Carbon Dioxide Man even recycled in death.

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  5. My sister used to mix sodas like that when we were growing up. I never understood it. I like my drinks as-is, heh.

    And aw, Carbon Dioxide man is such a cutie! Hopefully he's having fun in Carbon Dioxide Heaven... XD

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    1. I never mix my drinks either. Maybe I'm just a big chicken, but I'm afraid mixing drinks will make me sick!

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  6. I'd like to try that Carbon Dioxide Man thing.
    Gotta be better than setting a bag of dog poop on fire.

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  7. Mr. Carbon Dioxide is very funny and inventive. When I worked at A&W people used to order all the sodas mixed together. I forget what they called that but my husband says he used to drink it.

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    1. It's a wonder they don't sell mixed drink combinations! Hmmm. Maybe that's an idea for a new product.

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  8. Your kids have a lot of imagination. I love it!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. They have an endless supply of imagination.

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  9. Heh, cute....poor C.D. Man...he left us too soon :)

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    1. Yes. It's a shame he didn't stick around longer!

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  11. I like how creative and fun your household is everyday. RIP Carbon Dioxide Man.

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    1. There's always something happening at my place!

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  14. aaah, the wonderful world of creations. RIP Carbon Dioxide Man (-:

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    1. I hope his presence in this world helped a tree!

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  15. My son always liked mixing different flavors of pop together. Sometimes he might have 3 or 4 different flavors. Carbon Dioxide man is pretty cool. Your kids have quite the imaginations. : )

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