Friday, April 4

730 Calories Worth of Disappointment


But I still licked the box until not a speck of cinnamon was left. The semi driver that looked down from his truck just in time to see me doing it was pretty amused.

I'll announce the winner of the contest tomorrow. For now, I need to try to convince a toddler that just discovered the joy of opening a fridge all by herself that she should spend her night in Cleveland sleeping, instead of playing a good ol' game of Open the Door, Close the Door, Open the Door, Close the Door. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Open the Door.

Close the Door.

Good grief the kid needs to get a life.

24 comments:

  1. Good luck with keeping her occupied. Hotels are simply hell with small kiddos. We had to move several stories lower when we were on the 8th floor and my kid tried to get close to the railing. The 2nd floor is good for us. I hope that's as high as we are at Disney.

    So glad you got your hands on a bun.

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  2. Humph...sounds like OUR favourite game of the week too (aside from fighting with the playground equipment) - open, close, open, close, whatever we can find thats openable and closeable...

    Good Times!

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  3. LOL!! I feel your pain with the fridge door. We lived in a hotel for 5 weeks...pure HELL!

    I'm not impressed with cinnabon either...a whole lot of hype for nothin'

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  4. Ok, so the fridge door thing? Doesn't go away when they get older. The only thing that changes is that the door stays open longer while they hang on the handle, leaning in, staring at the food there silently willing it all to turn into pizza.

    And half the fun on road trips is seeing what things you're doing get the best reactions from other drivers. :)

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  5. They have locks for refrigerators (in case the fascination continues at home). I didn't know that until working for the current family, and I love it because I can actually operate it easily unlike those darn doorknob things.

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  6. Oooh, the fridge door fun has begun. Good luck with that. I hear Wal-Mart sells handy fridge locks that we're too stupid to invest in. Thankfully our model comes equipped with a bell that rings when the door's been left open.

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  7. Let's do a calorie-sharing taste test.

    I can now check those bad-boys off the list.

    And my gift to you, don't bother with Oreo Cakesters. Sounds good. Tastes like Oreo ass.

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  8. Oh, Cinnabon. Oh, you tasty, evil, treat . . . 730--can you believe it. Ugh.

    I have a video of J just shutting, over and over again, the little door on his little musical table. Hilarious (but then, I don't have to worry about the milk spoiling!).

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  9. That is hilarious (lickig the box)! If it helps, we hit a fast food place to eat the other day. In my worry to get everyone's order, I didn't think about what I wanted. My turn to order and I realize I don't know what to get. I panic and just pick a combo number. Turns out it was a DOUBLE cheeseburger. I still ate the whole darn thing! That was bad.

    Hope Alexis slept!

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  10. Cleveland, huh? And to think that just two weeks ago, that would have meant you were close enough to hurl things at ;-)

    Or at least take you out for something more a hell of a lot better than Cinnabon :-)

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  11. Cinnabon SO isn't worth the calories. I think they make their money not because their product actually tastes good, but because it smells awesome so people are willing to pay for it only to be saddled with guilt and disappointment.

    Ah, hotels and small children. I just perpetually try to forget how many horrifying germs are living on the bedspread, floor . . . *shudder*

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  12. But mom, that is her life!

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  13. Cinnabon icing should be outlawed. They can keep the bun part....just give me a vat of icing!

    Hallie :)

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  14. I have the perfect song for her! Baby loves music, teach her this one that my preschool munchkins love...maybe it'll distract her from the door thrills wiht its action packed-ness.
    I cant' sing it for you, but it goes a little something like this:
    Open shut them, open shut them
    give a little clap, clap,clap
    Open shut them, open shut them
    lay them in your lap, lap, lap
    Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
    right up to your chin, chin, chin
    open up your little mouth,
    but do not let them in.
    Creep them crawl them creep them crawl them right back down again
    Open shut them open shut them now (blank) time will begin!

    We say circle time; fill in the blank with something.

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  15. I love Cinnabon icing! When it is all hot and gooey...YUMMY!

    Don't even get me started!


    Kimmy

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  16. I was so happy when Carson FINALLY decided that game was STUPID.

    And why do we still lick the contents of the container of something that wasn't even that good to begin with????

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  17. When you figure out how to convince her to stop opening the fridge door, can you convince ME too??

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  18. Yummmy.... I love those things.

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  19. I haven't had a Cinnabon in YEARS. Time to hunt one down. Mmmm.

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  20. oh, I need me some cinnabuns...or at least a generic store brand that I throw in the oven.

    And Cleveland? Really??? yuck! I was never a big fan of that city. Having a crazy SIL there doesn't help.

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  21. I love that game until the fingers get stuck in the door. Then I hate that game.

    Mmmmmm...I would have licked the box too.

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  22. You've made me totally want Cinnabon... I'm going to have to find one tomorrow. I also lick the box clean, but it's for the icing. Mmmmm.

    When we moved into our house, we laughed that the fridge that came with the house has an option to lock the door. Why would we ever want that, we wondered. Now we know.

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  23. HAHAHAA!! Our first time in a hotel with Boy-Child#1 was when he was just over a year old. He rather enjoyed pulling every single tissue out of the dispenser in the bathroom. And I let him. It was easier than ignoring the screaming.

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  24. LOL! And just who SHOWED her the fridge to begin with?? ;o)

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