Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Hand of Ice, A Pee Strike & I got ID'd at Office Max

My children have sticky fingers.
And I don't mean literally.

Every time we end up in an emergency room, or doctor's office, or hospital,
they pilfer medical gloves.

They can't seem to resist.
They just grab two or three...

and then they bring them home to blow up like a balloon or just play with.

And I tweeted about it recently...
to which I received a reply from the Screwed Up Texan:


Have you ever made ice hands out of latex gloves?
Freeze over night and then dip quickly in hot water to release from glove.


I told my boys about this,
and of course, they had to try it.





And that's how we ended up with the HAND OF ICE in our freezer.






It's cool...and creepy.

And yes, I think it's already ended up on the dog and down someone's pants.






Speaking of the dog...she's on a pee strike.

Because it's been raining.

She LOVES to swim...but hates the rain.

I open the backdoor to let her outside...and she just stares at me like I'm nuts.






We went to Office Max yesterday...

Home of the rubber band ball.


And I got ID'd when we went to check out.

I kid you not.

I was ID'd trying to buy this:



I'm not sure if I'm flattered...or horrified that it's come to this.




(Check out (& comment on!) my post about ancient ruins, a volcanic crater & a blowhole)


18 comments:

Kat said...

My girls are all about taking gloves when we go to the doctor's too. I am not sure that I understand the obsession. They even asked me to bring them some when Michael was in the hospital.

Screwed Up Texan said...

I'm so glad they turned out! I've always wanted to put the ice hands in a punch bowl for a party...pretty creepy. Glad your kids had fun with them!

I understand the mixed feelings of getting ID'd for buying certain products. Everytime I purchase spray paint, I get ID'd. I'm still not sure how to take it...an insult or a compliment. It's really awkward.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Hi Rhea! I just wanted to stop by and say hello & thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Rachel said...

Rhea--thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I got a real kick out of reading your most recent post--my son would be so intrigued with the "ice hand" and lucky for him, I work tomorrow and just so happen to be a nurse :) Guess what we'll be trying out when I get home?!?

Scary Mommy said...

My kids would love that. Now I just need to make a doctors appointment so I can snag some office supplies!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

pee strike....hahaha my little fur baby is on strike as well!!!

Did they think you were gonna huff it?

John Deere Mom said...

That ice hand is so creepy!

jenn said...

cute blog!

thanks for commenting on my blog!

i look forward to browsing around your site :o)

Always a Southern Girl said...

How fun, I'll have to tell my kids about the ice hand! I'm sure it'll be a big hit! Love your blog. I'll be back often. Thanks for the warm welcome from SITS!

Lisa said...

My Daisy won't go out and pee in the rain either, she thinks she's to precious to get her toes wet...or at least I tell her that's how she acts.
Thanks for welcoming me and there are several more parts to my story, You can find out what happens with Jim and I in a day or two...Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me. :)Lisa

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Okay, the ice hand is really cool, but yeah, totally creepy too.
So if Annie's not peeing outside, where's she's peeing? You put a doggy diaper on her or something?

ID'd for compressed air. What IS this world coming to?

Justine :o )

Mama Dawg said...

I love that you got i.d.'s for that. Is it for age or to see if you're on a criminial database? LOL!

Jen said...

Hayden loves to freeze things, totally going to bring some gloves home for him. Thanks for the idea.

Misty Dawn said...

My dogs hate the thunder and freak out, but if they are outside and it thunders, my Molly leaps into the sky and tries to 'catch' it. Meanwhile, Maggie May stands and growls at it.

Sapphire said...

ice hands are creepy in a funny sort of way.

sassy stephanie said...

I can see those floating in a Halloween punch bowl!! awesome

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