Welcome to Take Two of May’s Secret Subject Swap. This week, 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
http://BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com Searching for Sanity
www.theblacksheepmom.blogspot.com Black Sheep Mom
http://www.outsmartedmommy.com Outsmarted Mommy
http://indianamericanmom.com Indian American Mom
http://dailydoseofdamn.blogspot.com/ Daily Dose of Damn
http://aworkingmomswhoas.blogspot.com/ A Working Mom’s “Whoas”
http://dawnsdisaster.blogspot.com Dawn’s Disaster
www.akashicwindow.blogspot.com Akashic Aisles: The Basement View
www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com The Pursuit of Normal
www.homeonderanged.com Home on Deranged
http:// www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com Evil Joy Speaks
Fill in the blank and explain….”I remember the first time I _______, and it sucked!” This awesome prompt was submitted by : Black Sheep Mom
Ohhhhh…. the things I could fill in that blank…but my mother may read this so…..
I remember the first time I MADE KOOLAID ALL BY MYSELF, and it sucked!
I was 4. I remember asking my brother to help me …. if i was 4 he was 16 or so….and he most likely didn’t want to be bothered by his annoying littlest sister. (Not the most annoying…there were two others…but I was the littlest…therefore the most exempt from contempt.) He was busy doing something grown up and “Important.”
Man – that drawer was hard to pull out. And I had to pull it out a long ways. And the one on top of it …but not so far. And then if I carefully balanced on the lowest drawer, I could use the edges like steps and climb up to where the Koolaid and Sugar lived. And the container. You know the ones that have that weird little knob on top that you can push down to make it stay on real good? Yeah – that one. The orange one with the yellow flowers. (Yes…it was the late 70’s.)
I remembered watching my sister – who’s name I was taught to spell like this – M-O-N-K-E-Y (and you all wonder why I can’t spell today – M and L sound NOTHING alike!) dump in that yummy packet. Then the sugar. I think they used this big ol’ glass cup with numbers on it. Yeah – this is the one. Definitely….I think.
Now….the magic. Add water and see the colors mix around. Look at the swirls! Oh wow. Look at the bubbles and foam.
I guess I should turn off the sprayer. I’m not really suppose to use it because it leaks somewhere and Mom doesn’t much like it when she sees the water I spray all over when I use it.
I yell at everyone to come see what I did ALL BY MYSELF. I MADE KOOLAID. Never mind I broke like 12 rules to get it done. I did it damnit! (Oh yeah – I had a habit of swearing as a kid….ask my dad about that one…….or rather where I could have ever learned such language.)
I did it allll by myself. I made Koolaid………with hot water.
It was soooo gross. I started bawling.
And my sister made some more for me and showed me which way to turn the handle to make the water cold next time. (Collective “Awwwwwww”)
And now I’ve mastered making koolaid. I’m all good. I even add ice cubes now!
EJ out – to enjoy this strange sunshiny weather!
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