First let me preface this post by saying that we probably only make Kool Aid at the Hendrick House about five times a year.
I'm on a lonely, horribly unsuccessful crusade to make the whole world drink more water. There could be no one more unsupportive of my liquidy mission than my own family members.
So, when we do drink Kool Aid around here, it's one of the most exciting days we have in this house all year.
For two reasons...the first one is obvious. My kids love it and wish their mother was not so weird about their choice of beverage.
The second is we have this fun little Kool Aid tradition around here.
Are you ready for this?
If you drink Kool Aid a lot at your house and you have a lot of kids...I can't imagine the fun you are about to have.
First I say..."I'm making Kool Aid!" Pure joy and rapture breaks out in my house. They literally hold hands and jump in circles screaming.
We dump the Kool Aid packet into the pitcher.
Then all the boys stick their heads inside and SNIFF with great gusto...your kids must sniff passionately for this wonderful trick to work. They must snort like they have never snorted before. You must have your troops ready...lined up in a row...this is serious stuff. You have to get the sniffing done IMMEDIATELY after pouring in the powder.
Then I finish making the Kool Aid. Yes...we still drink it...only because I'm convinced that nothing my little boys could do to Kool Aid could make it worse for you.
The boys giggle and hop around the kitchen...waiting.
Then I hand each one of them a white Kleenex.
They take turns blowing their noses and showing their siblings their Kool-Aid colored snot.
You would not believe how dark red, blue, purple their snot will be! It's incredible.
Hopefully many fun memories.
I thought for a while that maybe only boys would love this mucus marvel...but oh no...
A little girl was here today and we let her have a turn.
She said, after looking at her snot..."Wow! This is great!"
Colored snot is not a respecter of persons.
No gender is removed from it's power.