Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lunchables and Cokes

A couple of thing about Addie before I forget -

Around Super Bowl time, there was a great sale going on at Randall's on 12 packs of Coke. I never shop there because they are too expensive (they are, Mom!), and I don't usually buy Cokes, either. But we were having a Super Bowl party, so I figured I'd stock up. We got there and on our way to the Coke aisle ( I almost put Isle - some isle that would be!) I walked by the meat to see if there were good deals (there weren't). But we did pass the lunchmeat section and I decided to get Addison a Lunchable. She's never had one, and she was really into putting things together, so I knew she'd get a kick out of layering the meat and cheese and crackers, plus the Capri Sun and cookies would make it super special. I put it in the basket and told her it was a Lunchable and she was intrigued. She kept looking at it and asking questions, and I told her how she would put it together and that it was a special treat and what not. I got the Cokes and drove home, and Addie held the Lunchable the whole time. When we got home, I unloaded the 12 packs into the garage, while still explaining to Addie about her Lunchable. She ate it and loved it, the end.

Except a week or so later, when Matt brought in a 12 pack from the garage, she said, "Oh, Mama, I love Lunchables!" She ran over to it and pried open the end and took the Cokes out and stuffed her toys in the box and drug it around and played with it. She kept calling it a Lunchable, and when we'd go to the car, she'd see the stack and call them Lunchables too. I laughed frequently and repeatedly told her that those were not Lunchables, they were Cokes, even though we got them at the same time as her Lunchable. She appeared to comprehend this, and then kept calling them Lunchables. To this day, she still calls the long skinny 12 packs of drinks Lunchables. What a nut!

Also, I may have mentioned this before, but she calls all medicine "Addison". As in,

- "My itchy bite hurts, I need some Addison on it."

- "You need some medicine? Here, let me get the medicine. Medicine makes it feel better."

- "Yes, Addison makes it feel better. Lots of Addison."

I know she can say medicine, she's just choosing not to. I have a feeling that this is going to become one of our family jokes. Just like I wonder if Ryan is going to be Baby Ryan till he's 18.


  1. I love how kids put 2 and 2 together and it doesn't always come out to 4 : )

    And yes, I can't imagine you not calling him Baby Ryan at any point in time.

    PS. Love your blog layout. I only see cute backgrounds when I take the time to comment. So patriotic!

  2. hahaha...how funny. It's funny how they're taking in new words all the time.

    I love the "Addison" instead of medicine. Brayden likes to give me some Brayden (Brayden kisses) when he sees an owie.