Capri Sun Chaos

I normally don't buy juice boxes very much. My kids usually get their juice in a juice to water ratio that's so watered down I could market it as flavored water. But when Capri Sun came out with their Roarin Waters I was sold. Cause it was flavored water. But this past grocery shop I grabbed the wrong stuff. The HARD stuff. The solid fake juice sugar bomb stuff. No big deal, I thought, I'll ration it out. Wrong. By the time I gotten out of the shower son had gotten into the fridge and sucked down 4 Capri Sun Fruit Punches without my knowing. (He hid the deflated silver pouches under his bed.) So when he asked for another (5th) juice I said sure. Then the sugar fueled day began. Son..
  1. Peed down the length of the hallway. Just cause.
  2. Pushed his sister halfway down the stairs.
  3. We pretty much got evil eyed out of our gym when he ran straight up to the glass windows and started slamming on them with his toy.
  4. Run. Fall. Scream. Repeat. All damn day long.
  5. Talk in a LOUD and superfast voice that makes Ty Pennington seem soft spoken and laid back.
This morning he looks like he's hung over. He's got big dark circles under his eyes and is super surly. It's making me wonder if I need to get all granola commando about cutting even more sugar out of his life? For my own damn sake. I'm also wondering if I need to get my ass up earlier and take a walk with son every morning. I'm hoping the mommy/me time might cut down on the sister anger he's got going on. And maybe he would feel a little calmer at school. Daughter is affected by too much sugar in a different way. The poobabies she births get bigger and more painful. Kinda like a real life pregnancy where the Dr. tells you all those Slurpees your sucking down will make the kids head the size of a watermelon.

Maybe I'm over thinking and it was just a freak sugar day? I do that with parenting. When daughter pitches a fit I go through every possiblity usually starting with "I'm a bad mom" before it dawns on me that she's just tired. Or hungry. When I talked to husband about son he just said, "He's growing, he'll be fine!". Um, kay. But I'm still giving away the rest of the fruit punches.

12 comments:

mommiebear2 said...

lol - that was great!! I also limit the intake of sugar in our household but I do but the Koolaid and Caprisun drinks for their lunches. Now candy, that is a whole 'nother story.

Super B's Mom said...

I apologize that it's at your expense, but I am laughing my ass off right now.... Oh how well I can relate.

Nothing like the chaos that ensues when the kiddos get their sugar on.

Love your blog.

Florinn said...

I have a different theory. I like to give them a good dose of sugar about 45 minutes before bedtime. Yes they are hyper as all-get-out for 1/2 an hour, but then their glucose levels drop and they get extremely sleepy...

Little Monkies said...

sugar.is.evil. My son is a freak on sugar.

I loved the peeing down the hall bit. classic.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Mr. Mayhem does the same with me when I have concerns about the kids! We are opposite extremes...I worry about way too much and he worries about NOTHING!

Can you even imagine...NOTHING!

I was having a Chris Rock comedy moment while I was reading this post. He did a standup routine once where he said his mom only gave him Robitussin...regardless of the severity of his injuries.
I was thinking......" Brother pushed you down the stairs and fractured your spine? Pour a little Robitussin on it!" hee-hee

Mamma said...

Did you take a breath in that post?

Are you sure you aren't the one who sucked them all down?

Lotta said...

Mommy and SuperB - Always love to bring on the laughs!

Florin...interesting....

Queen - that's funny!

Mama - Ha! Too true. When he gets hyper I get hyper trying to keep up with him.

Elizabeth F. said...

I'm loving the flavored waters as well! I just found them and I'm getting ready to post on my blog about how I love them. I think they make everyone happy. The kids feel like they are getting what everyone else has and I can feel good about the sugar content. Yeahhhhh!!!

Elizabeth F. said...

Actually, sorry I was mistaken. I had recently bought Capri-Sun Waters and was happy UNTIL I found Minute Maid Fruit Falls Water. (I just went to my cupboard to read the nutritional info.)I just read online that the Capri-Sun Water still High-Fructose Corn Syrup listed as the 2nd ingredient, even though the water has 9g of sugar vs. the reg. Capri-Sun 24g.of sugar. BUT this Minute Maid Fruit Falls has less than 1g. sugar, only 5 calories, 100% daily Vit. C. There's no corn Syrup!! So, I will be buying the Minute Maid ones from now on. My kids love them. I just wanted to pass the info along in case you hadn't tried those yet. :-)

Lotta said...

Elizabeth - SOLD! Thanks so much!

Elizabeth F. said...

sorry, didn't mean to take over your blog. I'll come back, love your blog!

Lotta said...

Eliz - don't be silly. Corn syrup is evil and I appreciate the tip very much. Take over any day!