Monday, May 19, 2008

Mr. Incredible


Nana and Papa rolled into town last week all the way from Soperton. Their arms were laden with home-baked goodies, 8th row Ranger tickets and some good old fashioned high fructose corn syrup disguised in various colorful packaging- TWO bags of it, I might add, one for Julia and one for Brighton. Of course. Much to my chagrin, in true "grandpa form", Papa took the privilege of divvying it out exactly as he pleased whenever he pleased. Literally minutes after their arrival, they got to “go fishing” in the bags of candy as Papa held them high. One at a time with grins as wide as a Milky Way, they squeezed their eyes shut, started digging and feeling around with their hands as their feet danced on the floor. On the first mystery dig, Julia pulled out a chocolate Moon Pie and Brighton pulled out grape Big League Chew and so the week went. Nerds, Sugar Babies, pacifier pops, rocket pops that lit up, Jolly Rancher chews and on and on and on. For the first few days, Julia was unashamedly stalking Papa after every meal. She wanted her sugar and she knew where to get it. Those of you who know me are loving this. I think I just went into denial. I stopped watching the whole process and acted like if I didn’t see it, it really wasn’t happening. Wednesday night, I was put out of my misery when I went to work, that is until Jeff called me with the candy report. Papa had saved the big guns for when I left the house. He gave them Pop Rocks (yes, the candy with a shaky reputation). My kids have barely had Coca Cola fizz in their mouths, much less the shock and awe of Pop Rocks. So here is the reaction. Papa shook some into Brighton’s open mouth and B just stood there wide eyed. When he could finally speak, he looked at my Daddy with a new reverence and said, “Papa…………..you’re incredible.”

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm LOL... This is priceless!! I guess your dad can be known as Mr. Incredible from now on!!

Your friend,

Priscilla Roberts

spaghettipie said...

That is so sweet! (ha, ha, no pun intended). Oh, the wonders of Pop Rocks.

"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

I guess if you can't find your kids after their grandparents leave, you'll have to check the ceiling in case they're still high on their sugar fix!

Edie said...

Hi Krista - You don't know me, my name is Edie and we have a mutual friend, Kathie(treasuringthelord.blogspot.com). She has a link on her blog that leads to yours and so I clicked on it one day and have enjoyed reading about your wonderful family adventures. I was feeling a little like a peeping-tom so I thought I should introduce myself. This was a great post! LOL - Nice to meet you. Now I will go back to silent mode if you don't mind. :-) God Bless!

Dondra said...

This is great Krista! I know this must have made you a little crazy though. :) Enjoyed the post!

TJ Wilson said...

pop rocks have a shaky reputation?!

Tammy said...

That's too funny! That situation would have been a nightmare for me! Someone handed my boys a piece of regular looking candy when they were 2 or 3, and they didn't know what to do with it because they thought it was a piece of soap! I can't imagine an endless bag full of candy! Gotta love grandparents!

nikki said...

please write a post about pop rocks- should i stop eating them?

Anonymous said...

Boy do I feel silly - I just reread your story and realize it's titled Mr. Incredible!! So much for my "original" idea posted earlier!!

Priscilla

Krista said...

Priscilla- never would have known that-- just thought you were joining the fun
Pasta girl- think you're funny, don't you?
bits- we implemented a cold turkey detox program
edie-thanks for saying hi! Kathie is one of those special people-- to lots of people!
Dondra- oh, just a little...
Tammy- I am glad someone understands!
TJ/Nik- gee thanks for the support

DeAnne said...

hey krista,
you don't know me, but i thank God for you regularly. my name is deanne hegi and i adore remey. she tells me all about you and you inspire me from afar. i thank God that you are investing in remey and modleing great faith and parenting skills. it is God that lead you to her. He has huge for her...so thanks! you bless me.