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.

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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 ; )

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

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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! ;)

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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!

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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!

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4 Liz July 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

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

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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! ;)

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10 Michaela July 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

oh my, this is SO SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
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 ;)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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15 Mom July 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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

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

That shirt is absolutely adorable! :)

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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.

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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.

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

I like the name Baker! Maybe it will stick…

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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

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21 jane July 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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

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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!

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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.

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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 :)

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25 JessicaE July 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Cocoa Cola IS one of the best substances on earth :D

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26 Cate July 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Did you ever consider adoption?

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27 KERF July 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Not at this point, no.

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28 Andrea July 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Why would you ask that ?

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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 :)

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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.

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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!

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32 Ann July 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

haha! Love it. Grandmas are seriously the best.

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

Rules are always different as grandmas house!

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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!

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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. :)

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36 Abby July 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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

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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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