Mama Diaries

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Little Celebration

If you live in the United States, you may have heard that the Atlanta Falcons won their last football game and are heading to the Super Bowl. I live in Atlanta, so we're all pretty excited about this.

My son, Bubba, who is an avid football player and fan, was probably more excited than anyone else in my family. He had to have a celebration. This involved a bottle of Coke.

I walked into the kitchen and saw the boy vigorously shaking a single-serve bottle of the carbonated beverage. "What are you doing?" I asked. "You're going to make it explode!"

He grinned. "That's the point! There aren't any bottles of champagne around here, so Coke is the next best thing!"

I rolled my eyes. "If you're going to open it, please do it over the sink!"

He complied. Ten seconds later, and explosive spray of soda came out of that bottle.

"Cheers, Mama!"

Yeah. Cheers.

(Fortunately, the cleanup wasn't too bad. It could've been worse. He could've added Mentos!)

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  1. I'm glad the cleanup wasn't too bad. Since my Steelers lost, I'm rooting for the Falcons in the Super Bowl. :)

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    1. Good! The Falcons can use all the cheering they can get!

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  2. Ahhh, I've missed your silly family stories!

    I've heard Diet Coke and Mentos work better (or worse, I guess, if you're the one cleaning up).

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    1. So good to see you again! I'm not posting as much, so you won't see daily stories, but you'll still get a few laughs.

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  3. Don't give him any ideas.
    Atlanta has never won a Super Bowl, so hope they do it this year.

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    1. The Patriots have been in the Super Bowl so many times. It's time for a change!

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  4. Had to give it a go and cheer away haha Be nice to see someone who has never won win.

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    1. Even if I wasn't living in Atlanta, I'd still want to see the Falcons win.

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  5. Hi, Sherry!

    Congratulations to your Atlanta Falcons, now headed to the Super Bowl. The Pats have had more than their share of glory in past years, so I am rooting for the Georgia birds. I can picture Bubba taking a simulated champagne shower substituting a bottle of coke. If the Falcons win the big game, he'll need to graduate from single-serve size to the liter bottle! :)

    Happy Tuesday, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I'm afraid that's exactly what Bubba is going to do!

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  6. Hehehe! Good thing you didn't mention Mentos at that moment! :)

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    1. Yes. And fortunately, we don't have any in the house.

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  7. He's got the right idea! It takes something bubbly to celebrate important events.

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  8. Would love to see the Falcons win.

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  9. That... actually sounds like a great way to celebrate. Cheers to your team for making the big game! We'll definitely be rooting for you, if only because we can't stand the Patriots.

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    1. Haha! Yes. The Patriots have had their fair share of glory. It's time for a new team to have some.

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  10. Cute! I hope Atlanta wins. I am so tired of the Patriots. It would be great for the Falcons to win their first title and send the Pats packing. :)

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    1. That would be awesome! Atlanta will have a major celebration if that happens!

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  11. as long as it wasn't beer, not that coke is any healthier!

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    1. Yes. The only beer he's allowed to have is root beer.

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  12. I think I would have sent him outside for that "celebration".

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    1. That would've attracted bugs. I'd rather keep it in the sink. :)

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  13. Nooooooo! You are such a tolerant mama. I would not have allowed my son to do that.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I figured if it was in the sink, it would be just fine. And it was.

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  14. Golly that btought back some memories, my youngest son used to be an avid soccer player...went on to be a pro. oh the celebrations we had over a period of time.
    Enjoyed your story Sherry.
    Yvonne.

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  15. He is celebrating. So a little mess is tolerable. It is smart of you to direct him to the sink. Your posts are very cute indeed.

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    1. There are always amusing things going on at my house. Glad you enjoy the posts.

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  16. Great way to celebrate an awesome win. Looking forward to another victory when the Falcons win the Super Bowl.

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    1. I really hope they do win! That would be awesome!

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  17. U like the boy's style! How 'bout my Cowboys?!?!!! (Next year, sigh.)

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    1. Sorry about your Cowboys. I have another friend from Texas who was a little disappointed. But the Falcons are cool. You can cheer for them. :)

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  18. LOL. My mom decided to surprise us one New Year and do that with a bottle of sparkling cider...which she didn't open over the sink. She said she was still cleaning it up two years later. =)

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    1. I believe it! I was getting ready for a party once, and a two liter bottle of soda fell out of the refrigerator and exploded. We were cleaning soda spots off the ceiling two years later!

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  19. So sticky to clean up. I'm glad your advice to open the bottle over the sink didn't fall on deaf ears.

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    1. Me too! That could've been a real mess!

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  20. Ahhh! I have put mentos in soda and it is quite an effect! I am sure that it is best to keep things over the sink.

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    1. I've seen that effect. My husband and son conducted an Mentos-Coke experiment a few years ago. Very interesting!

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  21. Oh my goodness... lol... it sounds like something my Valentina would do... I hope he at lease cleaned it up xox

    It's good your team won xox

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    1. Yes, he cleaned it up. The mess wasn't too bad.

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  22. Oh! He had an explosion which he created himself? Go, Bubba!

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  23. Congrats! Enjoy watching the Falcons go all the way, right:)

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  24. Sounds like he had good fun. He had just the right idea.

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  25. What a brave mom you are. I'd have been saying to take that bottle of pop outside before opening it. : )

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  26. Hi Sherry. Just read what you wrote on Janie's blog and tried to reply to your comment but blogger wouldn't let me! Anyway, I wanted to say that I totally agree and good for you for saying what you did. Maybe they should drive through in inner city of Chicago and they'd see what they were mocking.

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