Pretty Odd

Juice Pops

Ava Eating a Juice Pop

The Hubs’ Starbucks bill has been creeping up lately. When I asked him what on earth he’d been drinking, he informed me that minion #3 requires a cake pop every time he goes through the drive through. One of her aunties got her started on the cake pops 🙂 and now they are a thing she MUST have.

Another type of lollypop, or “sucker” as we call them in my neck of the woods, has recently become popular at out house, thanks to Santa Claus. He left silicone ice ball trays in the kids’ stockings, and when I saw them, I instantly had an idea.

Rather than explain, I’ll let pictures do the talking.

These little orbs of sweet, juicy goodness are a hit with all three of my kids. Not only do the pops slow down my kids’ juice consumption, they are also fun and much healthier than suckers. Who woulda thought ice trays would be such a good Christmas gift? Well, Santa, that’s who! He’s been at it for generations, he knows just how to make the kids smile.

Turns out, Amazon knows how to make kids smile too, because they sell ice ball trays. A little more expensive than I imagined they’d be, but worth it to hear your two-year-old say “Mommy, I wah ju pop” a few dozen times a day!

What more is there to say, but “Awwwwwwwww…” She’s pretty cute, isn’t she? I’d make a few dozen juice pops for her any day.

About the Author

Jessica E. Thomas graduated summa cum laude with Academic Honors in Writing from Ball State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in English and a Minor in Creative Writing. She began her professional career in marketing at a large Indianapolis law firm. Since transitioning to Information Technology in 2001, she has worked in the pharmaceutical, student loan, and finance industries as a computer programmer, systems analyst, Web developer, and technical writer. She has authored two novels, three novellas, a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a children’s book.