Fun Times

The Olympic Torch Passes Through

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?”


“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”

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

Swag. Light up Coke swag.

“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”

“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”

“Mom, can I have my Coke now?”

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

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

“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?”

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

“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.”

“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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  • Reply
    February 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    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??

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    January 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    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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