Blue Powerade = Green Poop

16 Mar

Our family outing Friday night consisted of a trip to Buns Over Texas, a great burger place where we can buy one burger and get one free. Because of this great bargain, there’s usually lots of elderly people there, but on this particular Friday night it had a nice family atmosphere. We were enjoying ourselves, and Reece seemed quite content in her highchair (despite only taking one hour-long nap during the day), so we sat there visiting a little bit after we ate. Reece’s sippy cup of milk became empty after a while and Scott volunteered to take it to the front and fill it with water. When she starting drinking again, I could see through the straw that she was drinking a blue liquid. “What’s in there?” I asked Scott. He excitedly exclaimed, “Mountain Blast Powerade.” “Hmmm, ” I thought. You see, Reece pretty much gets milk or water at all times. Occasionally I’ll give her some juice, but I’m very picky about the kind I’ll give her, and it’s usually diluted with some water (or fresh-squeezed with my Jack LaLanne power juicer – FUN!). On rare occasions, she’s had tea (Granny), ginger ale (Granddad), and even Diet Coke (Aunt Kathleen). I thought I’d let this one go since Scott was being so helpful. After all, it was a Friday, so she can indulge a little, right? She really, REALLY liked the Powerade. In fact, she chugged it in about two minutes. Then, she burped and slimy blue Powerade went all over her white shirt. Time to go. In the car on the way home, Reece was excitedly blowing her lips like a motorboat. This continued for the duration of the trip. By this time it was 8:00, and Scott said, “Reece, for this being your bedtime, you sure don’t seem tired.” Remember, she had only slept one hour during the day, so normally she would be very fussy. “She must be on a sugar-high,” I said. Scott thought for a moment and asked, “Would it have been better if I put half water and half lemonade in her cup?” While I was thinking, “All water would have been great,” I said, “Even the Powerade would have been better with half water. Did you fill that cup up with Powerade?” “Yes,” Scott said. We got home and I rocked her until she finally showed some signs of drowsiness, then I put her down. I promptly took the bleach pen to her shirt and put it in the washer to soak. I thought our Powerade experience was over.

Wrong. This morning she woke up so fussy. Usually she’s in a pretty good mood in the morning. Not this morning. I changed her diaper (her very mushy diaper – sorry), and it was LIME GREEN! I couldn’t think of a single thing she had eaten the previous day that would cause such a bright color. Scott walked in at that time and said, “Oh, that’s just the Powerade.” I guess he knows since he loves drinking blue drinks too.

I think this incident is worth a couple of bucks in the tip cup…$1 for the scrubbing of the shirt and $1 for the mushy diaper. What do you think?

No more Powerade for The Reecer!

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6 Responses to “Blue Powerade = Green Poop”

  1. morethananelectrician March 16, 2008 at 5:43 am #

    The mistake was allowing him to go to fill the cup…

    “Aw…this is blue..he’ll love it!”

  2. TINA THOMPSON March 16, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    ONE THING I’VE LEARNED ABOUT BEING A MOTHER, THEY’LL SURVIVE. PAPAW FED WAYLAND CHOCOLATE ON EVERY VISIT, EVEN THOUGH I TOLD HIM THAT WAYLAND WOULD USUALLY THROW IT UP ALL THE WAY HOME, GREAT GRANDDAD USUALLY FED HIM FAT, WHICH HE WOULD ALSO THROW UP (BY THE WAY, WAYLAND DOES NOT EAT CHOCOLATE AT ALL SINCE HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO SAY NO), AND GRANDDAD’S IDEA OF FEEDING THE KIDS WHEN I WAS GONE WAS TO FILL HIS PLATE AND FEED EVERYONE OFF OF IT, WHILE WATCHING TV. WELL, THEY DID GET FED SO ………

  3. wayland March 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm #

    reminds me of the infamous “Hamburger – French-Fry” night with 2 year old Philip, when Kaleesha mistakenly gave him some of my Crown & Coke – YIKES.

  4. riddlefamily March 23, 2008 at 2:37 am #

    Ummm, wasn’t it you who left that glass on the coffee table and Philip walked up to it and drank it? Stop blaming your wife for getting your son toasted. 🙂

  5. wayland March 23, 2008 at 9:36 am #

    your so hostile towards your big brother – what did i ever do to you?

  6. andy May 12, 2008 at 12:56 am #

    just came across your site in trying to figure out why my crap was green… i googled “powerade green” and your site came up. the key word for me was poop! my wife bought me 4, 2 qt bottles all of which are almost all gone. as i read your post and saw that mountain blast was the culprit i couldn’t help but notice the empty 2 qt container of Mountain Blast I finished in the afternoon the day before. Thanks sharing your experience!

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