Saturday, July 30, 2011

NON-Mentos Diet Coke Rocket (serious, crazy family fun!)

(Don't miss the video link at the end!!)

Okay, I should start at the beginning. Our son Landon is banned from white clothing. If we are eating in a restaraunt, and I am wearing white...he sits on the other side of the table.  If there is a cup of colored liquid, Landon will spill it. If there is sauce of any color, it will end up on Landon's clothing. He is a delightful 11 year old, but the kid is accident prone. 

So then, last night we were grilling with my good daycare buddy Jenn's family and my co-author Jeff Johnson and his wife Tasha.  In true Jeff fashion, he had a ton of fun stuff in his "adventure van" for the kids to play with.  One of them being the traditional mentos and 2 liter bottles of diet coke.  After doing that one time, my Landon had the brilliant idea of shaking one of the unopened bottles of diet coke, just to shake it.  As he is vigorously doing the shakey shake, the bottle slips out of his hand, hits the ground and takes off like a torpedo narrowly missing Jenn's hubby's feet.  It was stinkin' hilarious!! From that moment, the evening's entertainment was set.

By the end of the night, we blasted off about 20 2 liter bottles of Diet Coke.

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not necessarily recommending this as an activity to do with your early childhood crew -- more something to do with people that will not sue you if they are injured by the sparatic movements of a diet coke missile!

Click on the following link and enjoy the video!!!    I should mention that the awesome editing job was done by Jeff.    Diet Coke Rocket Video Link