Mama Diaries

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Coke Slushie Experiment

Last night, my house was full of kids attempting to make Coke slushies.   They had a bunch of room-temperature bottles of Coke which they put in the freezer.  After  a certain period of time, they took the bottles out and opened them.  The end result was supposed to be an icy treat.  But here's what really happened:

I heard loud laughter coming from the kitchen.  It sounded like a pack of hyenas in there.  I quickly went to investigate.  And what do you think I saw?

A Coke bottle exploding streams of sticky brown liquid all over my ceiling, walls, and floor!  My jaw dropped!  "What are you doing?" I hollered.

I quickly grabbed the bottle and pointed the spray downward into the sink.  "Don't you people realize we're trying to sell this place?"  I was ready to blow a gasket!

It suddenly got quiet.

"We'll clean it up, Mom," my daughter said.

"Yeah, you'd better or else!"

Ugh!




Here's what the little experiment should be like.  (Doesn't it look so calm and peaceful?)



41 comments:

  1. Well she doesn't want to move, maybe it was planned haha

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  2. Just make sure people don't look up at the ceiling when they come to view the house (-:

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    1. Exactly. I'll have to distract them with flowers on the table. :)

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  3. Yikes! I was cringing when I read this because I know how much work you're doing to keep your house ready for potential buyers. Hope the clean-up went well.

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    1. I think we got it all. What a mess, though!

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  4. LOL! My mom actually did this on purpose once--New Years with sparkling cider. She had been SO anti-mess that the the entire family stood, slack jawed, staring. She was cleaning cider off the ceiling for three months thereafter.

    Here's hoping they got it really, really clean.

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    1. Whoa! What happened? Did your mother drink too much and temporarily lose her mind? ;)

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  5. My Hubby would have taken the bottle and squirted it right at them.

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    1. That's probably what I would've done if I wasn't trying to keep the house perfectly clean!

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  6. I always put my coke in to freeze and get coke slushy!

    Nas

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    1. Hopefully you don't have any explosions when you remove the cap!

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  7. Gee, it really looks simple... in the video.

    It coulda been worse. My husband dropped a full gallon jug of draught beer in our kitchen years ago, and beer went EVERYWHERE. What a nasty smelly sticky mess. Took me forever to get rid of all the stickiness. I hope you were able to get the soda cleaned up okay.

    As for making slushies, there IS an easier way. When my kids were young, I'd freeze soda in ice cube trays. Then all ya have to do is throw the cubes into a blender. (Never exploded... not once!)

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    1. Thanks for the tip. I'll have to pass that along to my kids!

      (Glad I didn't have to clean up the beer mess!)

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  8. Oh dear! In my (fairly extensive) experience (four children, 30+ years' teaching) children are NOT good at cleaning. My sympathies . . .

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  9. Oh, I feel your pain. I hope it cleaned up quickly!

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    1. We got it looking good as new - but it took quite some time!

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  10. I think I'd just put some ice chips and soda in the blender. I hope they cleaned it up.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. They tried, but you know how kids are!

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  11. We used slushy mugs, kind of similar to the process in the vid but the mug did the chillin'.

    However, hubs dropped a bottle of cola (not frozen) once when taking it out of the fridge. I found sticky pop residue for months afterward. Those bottles have bounce.

    This is the one time you actually got upset. Usually you are the most calm mother I've seen, but we all have our melting points.

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    1. Yes, I usually take things right in stride, but preparing for the move has made me a little stressed out!

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  12. Oh dear Sherry , loved to have seen your face.

    Yvonne.

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  13. This looks like the basis for a science fair experiment- they can examine the elements that cause the project to work, and the elements that cause it not to work.
    Something educational could come from this! =)

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    1. That's looking at the bright side of things!

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    1. Yes, they were. But I'd really appreciate it if their fun was clean, especially since my house has to be immaculate at all times!

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  15. maybe you will have to paint the whole kitchen with coke :)

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  16. Yikes! At least they said they'd clean it up instead of just assuming that you would do it...heh.

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    1. They knew they'd be in even more trouble if they didn't offer to help!

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  17. Oh, that definitely didn't brighten your day, poor thing. I hope they did a good job cleaning up the sticky mess!

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    1. They did their best and we got it cleaned. (I think!)

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  18. Kids can be so funny--my friend's kids recently sprayed teflon oil on their socks and slid around the house!

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    1. Oh my! Don't tell my kids - they might try that, too!

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  19. I can't imagine cleaning a sticky coke covered kitchen. Though my husband and I often made a big mess by forgetting to remove the boiling eggs from the stove and they end up exploding, sending bits and pieces of eggs all over the ceiling, walls and floor. Since then, we have to watch the eggs and never leave them. :)

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    1. Exploded eggs do not sound like fun to clean!

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  20. I think your daughter has started her plan so she doesn't have to move. :-)

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  21. Looks like there's a trick to getting only so cold and keeping the top on the bottle. Sadly, if I was a kid I would have had to try this. And probably would have had pop on the ceiling, too. ;)

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