The Rootbeer Explosion

It is not unusual for my kids to want junk food or soda for a snack.  Today we had rootbeer in the fridge from a dinner last week.  Kayla was insisting on a “treat” that I didn’t want to give her because she is always eating junk!  So, in an attempt to comprimise with her, I offered her a small glass of soda instead of candy.  Though I realize it probably isn’t that much better.  When I opened the fridge, the whole bottle of rootbeer fell from the top shelf to the floor.  It didn’t rool or even really bounce.  So I figured it would still be okay to open.  I held it in the sink expecting it to fiz over a little bit and maybe go down the sides of the bottle.  What happened was completely unexpected.  As I unscrewed the lid, it bubbled with such force that the lid exploded off teh bottle before I had it all the way unscrewed with a loud “POP” and flew to I don’t know where.  The rootbeer followed the lid.  It went everywhere.  And when I say everywhere.  I mean it.  I was standing at the kitchen sink.  The rootbeer covered my face and hair, arms and shirt.  It covered the sink and window in front of me.  It splattered all the way up to the celing.  It covered the bar and the wall and the cabinets to my right.  Including Brynn who was standing on a stool at the end of the bar.  It covered the barstools on the other side of the bar and the floor beyond that.  To my right, it covered the counter tops, the walls, the cabinets, all the way over to the stove top, oven door and the microwave above them.  Behind me, the floor was covered all the way back to the pantry door and spread from the fridge to the table on the other side of the room.  WHAT A MESS!  I was so shocked, and dripping that I couldn’t do anything but stand there stunned for a minute.  Then I just had to laugh.  Kayla was in the garage getting cat food when this happened, and when she came back in she looked at me and asked what I was laughing at.  Then said “Mommy, what happened to you!?”  That made me laugh harder!  I am so glad I have reached a point in my life that I can find humor in the messes!  Especially because I now have to leave, somewhat sticky still, with stiff hair, to go run some errands and go to my friends house.  I am running late because I had to clean the kitchen and, thus have no time to shower.  Oh well.  At least I will smell yummy.  🙂  By the way, the lid to the bottle is still missing.

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  1. That is awesome. I can’t even imagine cleaning all that up. I would think it will take quite awhile to get the kitchen completely unstickified. I’m glad you laughed though. Good girl.