The Olympic Torch Passes Through

Mom with her two kids sitting in the street wearing winter coats and beanie hats

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Otherwise know as The First Time My Son Drank a Coke.

No seriously.  Let’s talk about my Olympic Torch experience. In pictures.

“Moooo-oooom, is the torch here yet?”

kid wearing winter jacket standing and looking up, another kid on his back holding in road sign

“I’m tiiiired after my big pasta meal at BP’s, then walking 4 blocks I’m going to lay in front of all the foot traffic trying to trample me to see the torch”

a kid wearing winter coat laying on his stomach

“Oh, look, a Coke swag truck! Mom, what’s Coke?”

parade of Coke swag truck

Swag. Light up Coke swag.

close up of kid wearing a stripe beanie hat

“Moooom where’s the tor- ….wait, is it that blurry weird guy running by? IS THAT IT? IS THAT ALL I WAITED FOR??  Some dude in white spandex carrying a flame stick? Wait, what do you mean, walk to City Hall? You mean the place that’s about 10 blocks away? Walking? Now?”

“Fine. But I’ll have you know I do NOT want to go”

man in white spandex carrying a flame stick

“Bwhahaha Mom lookit!! Lookit that guy wearing the flag! He’s funny! BWHAHAAH!! What do you mean, shh? He’s obviously looking for the attention mom, so I will continue to laugh in my extremely loud 6 year old voice.”

“MOM!!! MOM! Some lady wants to give me a COKE! Mom! MOOOM! You have to get the Coke for me! It’s FREE. From the nice lady in the Coke swag wagon on the street”

guy wearing the flag of Canada

“Mom, can I have my Coke now?”

kid in winter coat holding a red flaglet

“Mom, do you still have my Coke? Can I have it NOW???”

kid in winter coat holding a red flaglet while walking

“Ok, we’re at City Hall, can I have my Coke?”

the city hall with lots of people

“Mom, I can’t see you through my Coke merchandise, but if I could, I would tell you Mom that this Coke is fan-tastic! Where has it been all my life?”

young kid holding Coke merchandise

“I’ll pose, but I have to have my Coke with me.”

Mom with her two kids sitting in the street wearing winter coats and beanie hats

“Oh forget it, I can’t even be bothered to smile for the picture, I’ll just swig this pure sugar back like you slug back your JD, mom.”

Mom with her two kids sitting in the road filled with snow, one of the kid enjoying his can of coke

“Olympics? What Olympics? Wasn’t this a big Coke swag party?”

***As a side note, no, my son hasn’t ever had Coke or a pop of his own in all his 6 years. I am sure I will have to pay for therapy later, since I am a cruel, pop withholding mother. ***

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Darlene says

    This was Hilarious!!! My kids were deprived at that age also. They are 13, 15, and 17 now and still seldome drink pop. The were also not allowed to have kool aid when all their friends were. (Mom didn’t agree with all those dyes in the kool aid.) So did he bounce off of walls for days??

  2. Kandice says

    Ha, Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,
    One of your funniest post ever, you crack me up.

    The whole thing did seem like one giant ad for Coke though, they should just call it the Coke Torch Relay:) There’s a pic of Violet on my blog and she looks like a cute little Coke ad, waving her flag and holding her little glow bottle.

    You’ll be happy to know though that the girls did not consume any coke though, I’ll be happy if we can make it to age 6 without any pop consumption.

    Cruel pop withholding mother unite!!!

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