Monday, June 4, 2012

Popcorn Wagon

popcorn wagon

I recently took Jake, and his three older cousins to the Zoo for the morning.  After a relaxing ride on the train Jake spotted the popcorn wagon.  I worked at the Zoo after Senior year in high school and spent a few hot Summer days inside one of those popcorn wagons.  They are hot, greasy & sticky.  After spending a day in a popcorn wagon you need to wash your hair & face at least 5 times before feeling somewhat normal again.

I bought a large family-size popcorn to share and after telling the poor sap working in the wagon to keep the change I realized I had a problem on my hands. I’ve got one bag and four hungry boys trying to grab it out of my hands like a game of hungry-hungry hippo.

Being the quick thinker I am, I asked that poor sap for 4 empty plastic cups.  And because I am a such a Mom, I also made the Popcorn Rule.  After eating their cup of popcorn, they had to fill it with water and drink it before filling it up again.

This was a great plan until Jake threw his plastic cup into the impala enclosure.  Oh well, no plan is perfect.

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