Before I share the story, I'd like to let you all know that I'm a guest over at the epublishing blog, talking about why it's important to read to kids. Please stop by and visit! (I was told that there's a contest going on this month, too, where the guest author that gets the most shares will win a free animated version of their book, so if you wouldn't mind sharing the article when you get over there, I'd appreciate it!)
Now here's the story. My daughter came home from school the other day, and I swear, it was just like she had drank a two-liter bottle of giggle juice. She could not stop laughing. Everything I said, she thought was the funniest thing in the world.
"Girl," I said. "I might be funny, but I know I'm not that funny!"
She laughed so hard, tears were coming out of her eyes.
I gave her the Mom squinty-eye look. "What happened in school today?"
"We had a fiesta."
"A fiesta?" I asked. I knew some light was about to be shed on this situation. "Tell me about your fiesta."
"There was lots of food. Waffles with whipped cream. Waffles with chocolate sauce. Candy. Doughnuts. And some nachos with salsa."
I nodded. The picture was becoming clearer. "And how much of this fiesta food did you have?"
"Um....." I could tell she was deliberating on how much to reveal. "Three waffles, one doughnut, and a couple of pieces of candy."
I raised my eyebrows, to which she had another giggle fit. "But Mom, I was hungry!"
She was hopped up on sugar, mom!ReplyDelete
I was trying to figure out if it was all the sugar, or if she was over-tired.Delete
My friend's dog Vlad gets to go to the library and lay there while the kids read. Its so great. They read out loud to him. I hope our libraries stay!ReplyDelete
Me too. Libraries are great places to take kids.Delete
*facepalm* I've got one like that, but he just starts bouncing off walls, literally when he gets even half that much sugar in his system.ReplyDelete
Sugar is the best drug on the planet.
Yep. Sugar makes my daughter crazy!Delete
LOL! Sugar high!! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
It was unbelievable!Delete
Why was she giggly about it? Did they put giggle powder in it? :)ReplyDelete
Maybe it was a special brand of fiesta sugar. ;0)Delete
Ha! Yep. Something like that. ;0)Delete
I've read that it isn't the sugar that gets kids hyped, but the activity/celebration that comes with the excess of sugar. How will we test the hypothesis, moms? Should we leave a big bag of candy in our darlings' time-out corners?ReplyDelete
I think the girl was overtired. Sugar + fun + overtired = huge amounts of giggles.Delete
Nothing like a little sugar to get kids revved up (-:ReplyDelete
That's for sure!Delete
What's a kid to do if they're hungry and doughnuts and candy are available?ReplyDelete
Right. It's not like any healthy food choices were offered!Delete
You can't tell me that sugar doesn't alter behavior. My dad was a social worker and waged this battle for years in the 80s and beyond. So many kids with "behavior problems" actually just had sugar problems. When he could get a parent to accept this idea and alter the kids' diet... they were always shocked by the difference it made. I think people are a bit more aware of what sugar does now.... well, some people.ReplyDelete
I think a lot of the dyes in these products also contributes to crazy behavior!Delete
I checked out your guest post and agree completely.ReplyDelete
Oh man I can always tell when my kids have gorged on sugar. I just hold on and wait for the crash lol.
Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm
When they crash, they're usually out for hours! Thanks for stopping by my guest post!Delete
Oh funny, how long did the sugar high last? And I thought schools were all crazy strict about healthy foods these days.ReplyDelete
Apparently not this school! I sent her to bed. She slept three hours. She obviously needed it after all that sugar!Delete
On, no. What happened when she came off the sugar high?ReplyDelete
She fell asleep!Delete
Sugar fueled giggles! :)ReplyDelete
A sugar high like no otherReplyDelete
It was a big one!Delete
Oh, the sugar buzz...and yet, girls don't even need sugar buzzes to get them giggling non-stop sometimes. At least mine never did.ReplyDelete
MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
Lots of Crochet Stitches
This is true! ;0)Delete
Oh, gosh, all that sugar would've given me a headache. At least she just had the giggles, haha!ReplyDelete
It would've given me a tummy ache!Delete
haha wow, that is enough sugar to keep her hyper all night longReplyDelete
Fortunately she crashed not long after her giggle fit.Delete
Just saw your guest post and couldn't agree more with it. I shared it on Twitter - good luck with the contest! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Julie! I appreciate it!Delete
awwww to be sugar happy--i love it!ReplyDelete
Makes me want to sing the Happy Song. ;0)Delete