Thursday, April 12, 2012
Elixir of Life
Kool-Aid - The Elixir of Life. Okay, maybe not. But, it was the elixir of my childhood. I don't remember ever drinking water, except from a drinking fountain. Oh, I learned something new the other day. Two of my daughter's roommates are from Boston - - they call a drinking fountain a "bubbler." I thought that was cute, so had to share. Back to Kool-Aid. I suppose that I really DID drink a lot of water as a child, seeing as that's what Kool-Aid is - - water, flavoring, and a butt load of sugar. And I know now that it was the butt load of sugar that I really loved. But, whatever. Kool-Aid - - the green kind. Loved it.
Summer always meant Kool-Aid stands. Back then you didn't need to apply and pay a zillion dollars for a permit just to have a kool-aid stand. Kids were allowed to be kids. Yea for back then! There were no rules, no regulations - - just a card table, a couple of chairs, cups, a box for all your money and a pitcher full of Kool-Aid! No parents freaked out by the butt load of sugar. No creepy men driving by slowly, with sneers on their faces and gross stuff in their minds. No neighbors complaining about the unlicensed business at the end of a driveway. Nope. None of that. Just total innocent fun! The way childhood is supposed to be.
Kool-Aid - - - it's where it's at, baby!