Monday, April 26, 2010

Smurf Baby

When you have 2 kids and the baby starts realizing what he is missing out on when watching their older start giving in a little earlier than you'd planned.

This is what happened when Eric decided to stop at the gas station to buy a drink for himself and Kai. He bought Kai BUG JUICE. Bug Juice is a highly concentrated mix of high fructose corn syrup and sugar, sugar and then some more sugar, mixed with your choice of food coloring. It does have a convenient little spill free spout though. So of course Reed got one too. Reed being 15 months old and Kai being 5 years old. So, once Eric shows it to him, there is no turning back...unless you want to hear a blood curdling scream coming from the back seat for the next 30 minutes!

We travel home which took about 45 minutes. Reed drank every last drop of his bug juice but did manage to pass out. Probably from sugar overload. I couldn't believe that he drank the whole thing without spilling a drop. Well that was until I got him out of the car seat and discovered that he was soaked with bug juice.

So instead of quietly slipping him into bed, I had to change his clothes and diaper, etc. etc. The blue bug juice had turned his stomach and chubby little! I tried wiping it off with a baby wipe...but nothing...belly still blue...legs still blue. So, it's late, we'll put him to bed, bathe him in the morning.

Morning comes...bath next. Blue belly still exists! All day wiping and scrubbing it slowly starts coming off, but he is still a light shade of KENTUCKY BLUE. Night comes and we have our friends over with their 2 kids. Lots of fun! Love them! Anyway...I think Reed has pooped so I do the old pull the diaper back and take a peek bit...only to pull back two neon green poopy fingers!

This poop is the weirdest color green I've ever seen. So, once I've washed my hands and start to clean Reed up I notice that once the odd color green is gone, a light shade of blue is left...on his crack! Yep, bug juice blue poop!

So even today on Monday, he is a still a light shade of blue. I had to warn my mother in law who watched him today..."By the way, I know Reed is blue, it is bug juice, your son's fault...need I say more!".

I loved the smurfs when I was I've got one!

Lesson to learn here....NO MORE BUG JUICE!


  1. Ah, we too love the bug juice bottle. I somehow managed to convince Brynna that chocolate milk is a bigger treat, though, so there's that.

  2. My grandma buys bug juice for my kids EVERY time we go to Ohio to visit my folks. It has been known to produce some interesting poo at our house too....LOL!

    So glad I found your blog :)