now, with CAFFEINE!

My parents have been in town two days now.  Yesterday my kids each drank a bunch of creme soda and ran around like crazy wild beasts.  Today after the kids each drank another can apiece (special treats, ya know.  only at grandma’s.  at home they drink no soda.)  we took a closer look at the cans, which in addition to not being diet (my mom knew they weren’t, but bought them anyway) now include among their ingredients: caffeine!

And my head?  It is pounding so hard that while I was lying on the bed I noticed that my cell phone, lovingly placed on my forehead by a boy, was throbbing in rhythym with my heartbeat.

(So yes, the boys are watching The Goonies in the next room.  I know it’s terribly inappropriate for 1-year-olds and 4-year-olds and 7-year-olds.  I may have been 9 by the time it came out, but I know that my sister, then 6, and my best friends sister, age 4, loved it.)