Summer is upon us. The weather is getting warmer and more humid. We’ve started the daily struggle with the kids called “mandatory sunscreen application”. We even pulled our swimsuits out from the back of the closet crossing our fingers the whole time that they still fit. (No comment) Heck, Ashley even finally made her way to the nail salon for a pedicure so she can wear sandals!
It’s getting real up in here with the summer time preparation.
Although we’ll be dragging by August, we always try to put our best foot forward in June to get things started properly. Thank goodness Pinterest is here to give us loads of ideas on how to kick off the summer in style!
I knew I’d found the perfect summer treat for the kids when this little pin popped up…
Pinterest Nightmare #203: Soda Pop Top Sucker
It’s a lollipop that you can attach right to the cap of your child’s soda bottle!!
Here’s how it works: The sucker is a hollowed out dome with a hole at the top. It’s attached to a base that screws right on to your child’s favorite soda bottle and…VOILÀ! Your child now has the ability to drink soda right through the Soda Pop Top Sucker and get a candy infused swig with every sip!
It was a miracle to find this on Pinterest, because I feel that what my children really need more of on a daily basis is sugar, especially when school is out.
After all, I don’t want my kids sluggishly sitting around all summer watching TV!! I want them bouncing off the walls and full of pep!! I’m looking for “I’ll jump out of my skin if I sit still” levels of energy. When you think of it, adding a sucker to a Mountain Dew is probably the best way to deliver that much kick without resorting to pharmaceuticals.
I did want to see what else the Soda Pop Top Sucker had to offer, so I sought out the nutritional information. To my surprise sugar was only the second ingredient listed. I was absolutely delighted to discover that the first ingredient on the label was CORN SYRUP! Can you believe it! Corn is a *vegetable* people!! SCORE!! This thing is practically a health food!!
Try as I might, I can’t think of many drawbacks to the Soda Pop Top Sucker. It could be harder to use with a can of soda, but I’m sure we could MacGyver it onto a can with duct tape or epoxy. I guess it’s also possible that the extra sugar from the sucker combined with the cola *might* increase the incidence of tooth decay. But hey, kids tend to have baby teeth and they are going to fall out anyway, amiright?! And that just leads to more visits from the tooth fairy, which makes summer even more exciting and fun!
Oh, Pinterest. No…just no.