June 30, 2011

Popsicle Rationing


Late last week, a local sports camp slashed the price of this week's basketball camp in half. Like a colonial minuteman, a neighbor drove down the street screaming the good news out of her car window.

Within an hour, all the vacant slots were filled by kids in my neighborhood.

My boys are having the time of their lives at the camp, despite the rationing.

Kellen: "We have a popsicle for snack every day."
Me: "That's nice."
Kellen: "Yesterday I got the half with the stick. Today I didn't."
Me: "Huh?"

Evidently, popsicles are in short supply at the discount basketball camp. In order to prevent additional loss, campers are given half a popsicle for snack each day.

Me: "You mean your coach breaks a pair of popsicles in half?" I asked.
Kellen: "Nope. He cuts one popsicle in half with a knife."

In this case, at least, the old saying is right: You get what you pay for.

16 comments

Anonymous said...

hilarious!

Lala said...

My all time favorite saying!!!!

Lisa said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Mom of 12 said...

My mom ALWAYS broke the twin pops in half although they each had a stick. We thought that's what everyone did...I went through a rebellious period as a mom when I gave my kids an entire popsicle all to themselves...but now I break them in half too. Less waste that way. After all, I want to get what I pay for...
Sandy
www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com

Outside the Pumpkin Shell said...

Good heavens. I would definitely give a full popsicle with a stick over having to worry about sticky hands + basketball = *blech*

You get what you pay for indeed...

Ruby said...

Sounds like the man in charge of basketball camp needs a popsicle camp.

Future Mama said...

Oh my goodness, all I can think about is the dirty, sticky hands, ha!

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Mark, Wendy, Dale and Rose said...

Oh that's just weird. HAHA!

Blythe said...

What a very strange system. I'm fascinated.

Mum on the Run said...

Ha ha ha!!!
Love it!
And so do the kids, so it's all good!
:-)

The Goode Gang said...

My daughter's FULL price basketball camp boasted "dinner will be served". Dinner, as they called it, turned out to be 2 crackers and a refill of your water bottle.

I'm guessing that's why she was a little resistant about going back today for a full day where "lunch will be served!"

Rachel said...

Oh, wow... What a cheap place!

Another Piece Of Chocolate said...

The part of this that struck me was the lady driving down the street yelling the announcement out her car window. This kind of thing does not happen in my neighborhood.

Susan said...

Funny! I buy the cheap-o push-up type popsicles and cut those in half to open them, but they don't have a stick so no sticky hands that way!

vanilla said...

Wait. Does that mean there are four snacks in a popsicle? Wish I had known that when my kids were little.
My mom used to serve four from a bottle of Pepsi-- water, you know.

Sonja said...

just found your blog, and I think it's hilarious! I have 5 children and we live in England. Even so, your experiences make me fell that I'm not the only one!!