Monday, July 13, 2009

Fudgesicle Time...He Never Ceases To Surprise Me

On Friday, our buddies invited us over for a swim, & Mrs. MeLissa brought out some popsicles & Fudgesicles. YUMMM!

Usually, Reese doesn't like popsicles or ice cream because they're too cold. But, surprise surprise, he decided he wanted a Fudgesicle!

For those of you who don't know Reese, he has a *thing* about getting messy. Like, a I-hate-being-messy thing. No mud pies. No drippy ice cream cones. No sticky candy. Digging in the sand in Hawaii was a shocker!

So I wasn't quite sure how this would all play out, given we were eating them outside in the 106 degree afternoon sun!

So what happened?

Notice the clean hand, just beginning to eat the Fudgesicle

It didn't take long for the drips to start....

And the Fudgesicle started bending over almost instantly...

About this time, Reese turned around and started stepping backwards.
As it dripped, he took a step backwards so as not to get any on his feet.
The drips have begun to migrate down his arm, and the angle of the Fudgesicle is increasing...


Notice his left hand? All balled up in a fist, trying not to worry about the drips on the other hand...

Hmmmm...increased Fudgesicle bendy angle...


The Lean-And-Lick technique which has an adverse effect on Fudgesicle Angle...
As you can now see, the drips are approximately 1/2 way down the forearm,
And the Fudgesicle Angle has increased greatly...


Not looking so good...
A 90 degree angle is never good...

We have achieved the Elbow Drip,
And what is happening with this poor Fudgesicle!


Attempting to lick up the drips....
Smart boy turned the Fudgesicle around and pushed it back to a more upright position...


Too much pressure...Fudgesicle Breakage!
And that can only lead to one thing...
plop....

Oops.
And, if you'll notice, Reese has backed himself all the way past the bushes...

Drips past the elbow...
Left hand tensed, trying to deal with the mess...


The Mammarazzi has been spotted!

I honestly can't think of the last time I've seen my child with a drippy face...
Fudgesicle Eating completed!
On the way around the pool to show the Mama!

Good job baby cakes! Look at all that mess you put up with! :)

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Awesome shots and illustrations. I was feeling so bad for him the entire time.

blessedintexas said...

Your pictures capture the story line perfectly. I was laughing out loud :)