33 Weeks: Always Coca-Cola

July 16, 2012

Baby KERF, who has been nicknamed Baker within our family until his real name is debuted, received a package in the mail this week from my mom, Grammie Buzz.


Grammie recently visited the Coke museum in Atlanta and let me know she had purchased something red for the baby. She is a die-hard believer of real Coca-Cola for all kinds of ailments – from headaches to hangovers. She thinks it’s one of the best substances on earth!

He’ll have to wait a while until it fits him, but I bet it will be one of his favorite shirts ; )


The card had me laughing out loud. “Don’t tell mom… Dad OK. Bears OK too.”


I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little Coke at Grammie’s house : )

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie July 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

That’s adorable! I love your mom’s note. Hooray for Grammies! 😉


2 Kristi July 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love the hilarious little notes your mom writes! I’m also a believer in real Coke – with real cane sugar! You can find it in Latin markets in a glass bottle, the real deal!


3 Anna July 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

Awww! He’s going to love that shirt.
I’m down in Atlanta, and my Kroger has started selling “real” Coke–with sugar instead of syrup. It’s more expensive, and I still rarely drink it, but man, is it yummy!


4 Liz July 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

I think my Kroger carries it, too. Definitely extra good with real sugar 😉


5 Amanda July 16, 2012 at 9:39 am

My husband is(was) a huge Coke fan and has no less than 15 tshirts with some sort of Coke emblem. He thinks it’s such a representation of America and used to collect EVERYTHING Coke-plates, cups, silverware, wall hangings, S&P shakers……he even had a Coke themed guest bedroom and bathroom when we met. It was a little much for me and my taste! We were just laughing about that last night and how we slowly packed up the Coke things as I moved in. Maybe we’ll have a Coke themed basement/man cave I our future.
The shirts I can live with though :)


6 Mom July 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

Has he been to the museum? He will go nuts over the showcases of Coke stuff.


7 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

We inherited a Coca Cola ceiling fan when we moved into our apartment. I almost threw it straight in the trash, but I decided maybe someone would want it. I still have to get around to posting it on Craigslist or EBay.


8 Erin Motz July 16, 2012 at 10:03 am

That’s so funny! Grammies always give the best snacks!


9 Liz July 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

I’ve always loved Coca Cola stuff! I had an uncle who worked for them, so we always had a bunch of Coke stuff around (then he went to work for Pepsi…but I never really liked them). The t-shirt is adorable! I also definitely believe in Coca-Cola for a headache! 😉


10 Michaela July 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

I have some very fond memories of eating cheerios and Nestlé clusters (food items we never had with my parents) at my grandparent´s house- grandparents = treats = fun 😉


11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

I can’t wait for my mom to be a grandma to my little one! She’ll be the best!
….How exciting for everyone!


12 Mom July 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

Phew! So glad he can have a bit of coke (I’ve been letting the Bears have some for several years.) And fun to hear from some coke lovers out there! The pause that refreshes!


13 Katharina July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Yay! I picture Gramma’s Buzz’s house being a cornucopia of non-“real” foods for little Baker. I think I remember the Bears being allowed to have some cheese curls there once? The shirt is really cute. I’m sure he’ll love it.


14 KERF July 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hahah yes, I think they were allowed lots of treats – after a healthy dinner of course!


15 Mom July 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Cheese curls went on the blog. The many other treats remain a grammie secret!


16 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 16, 2012 at 10:46 am

That shirt is absolutely adorable! :)


17 Anna@ActiveFingers July 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

One of my great aunts loved Coke and would chew out any family member who would dare to bring a Pepsi product into her house! Coke is usually what I reach for when I get a headache or stomach ache on a rode trip.


18 Mary July 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

That note is so sweet! I have to say, I agree with the theory it is a cure for most things.


19 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles July 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

I like the name Baker! Maybe it will stick…


20 KERF July 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I like it a lot, but it’s not the name we chose : ) Maybe if we have a son #2 someday


21 jane July 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

i think its great too! and has meaning for you guys


22 Angel7 July 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

We just visited my parents this past weekend, & my mom had a piece of wood with a saying on it that was purchased for her & my dad by one of their grandkids. It said, “What happens at grandma’s house, never happened.” :) I thought that that was funny!



23 Amanda - Small Home Big Start July 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

My father is the same way about Coca-Cola – he believes it is a cure-all. Whenever we got a bump or a scrape growing up, he would tell us to “put some ice on it and have a glass of coke”.

The irony was that I was once diagnosed with extremely low blood pressure and my doctor recommended that I increase my caffeine intake to help with it. When I told him I didn’t drink coffee, he said “well, just have a little glass of coke every once and awhile”. My dad could not stop with the “I-told-you-so”s after that. We still tease him about it whenever someone gets a bump.


24 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

coca-cola & M&Ms and Juicy Fruit gum was the stuff Grandma’s house was known for :)


25 JessicaE July 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Cocoa Cola IS one of the best substances on earth 😀


26 Cate July 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Did you ever consider adoption?


27 KERF July 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Not at this point, no.


28 Andrea July 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Why would you ask that ?


29 Mary July 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Thats so funny – regular Coke has always been my hangover cure but I’ve never heard anyone else say that as well! I think its something about the sugar and the bubbles :)


30 Abby July 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I agree! If I’ve had a little too much all I want is an ice cold Coke.


31 Elyse July 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm

It always cures my sore throats and breaks up the phlegm(gross I know!) when I have a cold!


32 Ann July 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

haha! Love it. Grandmas are seriously the best.


33 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family July 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Rules are always different as grandmas house!


34 Sandy July 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Love it! The only time we got coke or sweets at all really was at my grandparents. As soon as we walked in, my Papa would offer us a coke and say there was ice cream sandwiches in the freezer. It was always something to look forward to!


35 xiomara @ Parkesdale July 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

How stinking cute! I love the shirt and the baby’s unofficial name. My girls love going to grandma & grandpa’s house. There’s unlimited amount of candy, yoohoo, juice boxes, popsicles, you name it. They definitively get their fill when they visit the grandparents. But oh well, that’s what grandparents are for. :)


36 Abby July 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Love it!! I think special treats with the grandparents is awesome!! :)


37 Kristen Waby July 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

You’re doing great! For meals to freeze…quiche’s!!! I made quite a few of these and was so glad, they are healthy and packed full of necessary vitamins especially after having a baby. Other suggestions are homemade pizza and then freeze each slice individually; homemade soups/stews; taco meat; meatloaf; sheppard’s pie. Hope these help. You look fantastic!


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