Mama Diaries

Friday, April 19, 2013

Knuckle Barnacles

"Mama, do barnacles grow on knuckles?"

Huh?  I looked at my eight-year-old son, completely perplexed as to why he would ask me such a question.  "Bubba, barnacles are sea creatures that grow on hard things, like shells and shipwrecks."

"But, Mama, SpongeBob had barnacles growing on his toes!"

I knew this would have something to do with SpongeBob.  (He's an obnoxious sponge cartoon character, in case you didn't know.)  "Bubba, that's a cartoon.  It's not for real."

He grinned.  "Do you want to know how to get rid of barnacles that are growing on your toes?"

I didn't realize I had barnacles growing on my toes, but I went along with it. "Um, sure, Bubba.  Tell me how to get rid of the barnacles that are growing on my toes."

"Drink coffee."

Oh. 

So ladies and gentlemen, if you have barnacles growing on your toes, or knuckles, or any other body part, be sure to drink a nice hot cup of coffee.  You'll be barnacle-free in no time!





38 comments:

  1. well, any excuse to drink coffee ... :))))

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  2. So THAT'S why I don't have barnacles! ROFL! ;)

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    1. I don't drink coffee, so maybe that's why I do! ;)

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  3. Wonderful advice, great post.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Coffee helps with everything. :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. The miracle cure for barnacles, check.

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    1. Definitely info you don't want to forget!

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  6. shhhh you better keep this to yourself--you might become a millionaire !

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    1. Really? Maybe I should market this idea!

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  7. Does it also work for for back fat and cellulite? :)

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  8. It must work, because I have no barnacles on my toes.

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    1. You intuitively knew how to prevent barnacle growth!

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  9. LOL....sounds like good advice...I often feel like I have barnacles on my head as I'm trying to wake up in the morning.

    Having fun meeting folks through Friday 5

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  10. Lol, at least now I know I will never have barnacles. :)

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  11. So I should drink lots of it now, to prevent them?

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  12. I only like frozen mocha coffee with whipped cream, which I have about three times a year. Maybe I should increase my intake -- just in case.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. I bet it wouldn't work with decaf.

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  14. Your kid cracks me up! Please thank him for the advice on how to get rid of those pesky barnacles!! They make walking so difficult sometimes....

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  15. Wait. SpongeBob isn't real!?
    Oh.....tartar sauce!!!!

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  16. If only coffee would get rid of wrinkles and grey hair! Kids are sooo cute.

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  17. Ha! That would be nice, wouldn't it?

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  18. Hi Sherry,

    Awe, don't kids just say the cutest things. Okay, to keep barnacle-free, I will have to endure a cup of British coffee. Wish me luck. Any chance I could use tea instead? Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Sadly, I'm going now...Oops, I could of sworn I saw "Jessica Rabbit" on here!

    Gary :)

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    1. Good luck with the British coffee. I don't think tea has quite the same effect. And yes, you did see Jessica Rabbit. She's lurking somewhere around here! ;)

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