Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Thermal Conductivity of a... Tongue?




Do you remember this?





Well sure enough--As life follows art--Andrew came running in the house yesterday saying, "mom! Addy needs you! She needs you bad! Her tongue is stuck to dat ting." So I rouse myself up from whatever I was doing, and poke my head outside to check on Addy. Sure enough, her tongue is stuck to this...


Poor thing! She really couldn't get it off. It was bleeding and everything. Believe me, I felt bad for her but at the same time I couldn't help chuckling a bit to myself all the same. I did, however go immediately to get some warm water instead of for the camera (although, the thought did cross my evil mind). We poured the water over the tongue and, easy peasy, she was FREE! After we got the bleeding stopped and her tongue stopped stinging she looked almost like this again.
Needless to say, we did have a little chat with all of the kids about what happens when you stick your tongue on cold metal. I'm not sure it sunk in though, I'm pretty sure Andrew was trying to lick the ice off the fence later on. I better keep the water handy!

8 comments:

Emily said...

I think all kids have to try this...they see it happen to others, but don't actually believe that it could happen to them too! Great Story!

kleinmanfamily said...

Julie,
That is so funny, I don't know if I would have even thought to get the warm water....well, it would have probably taken me a bit to figure it out. We have been watching the weather out there---wow is it cold!
fun times!
Jarl and kari

Matt and Melinda Bailey said...

Addy,
That is such a funny story! Next time use your brothers tongue first, that's what sisters are supposed to do.

The Prestwich's said...

LOL! Only the Bollinger kids...Just kidding! Poor thing. I am glad to see that she has recovered, and that you are not as evil as I am.(cuz I would have snapped a pic)

heflinfamily said...

Julie, oh, poor girl!! I had to chuckle!! --- Hey, I need your address to send you a Christmas card! When we happened to see each other in the Denver airport I should have had you write it down!! (that was a miracle by the way! :) ) I would love to keep in touch! Chrissie

Loughmiller's said...

I shouldn't laugh, but it is funny. I think we have all done it, but I don't hear about too many people getting stuck. Poor thing. Something to write in her book.

Dean Family said...

Hey Guys! I found your blog from the Galloway's! I Love your blog! It's so funny! That story is so funny, but sad about poor Addy! She really got her tongue stuck! Poor thing! That's pretty funny though! Are you guys going to China!!! How amazing that would be! WOW! Take Care!

~ Cami

Aubry said...

Oh dear... what an adventure... at least I hope Addy looks back on it like an adventure. Soooo funny though, and you were a thoughtful mom. I would have grabbed the water AND the camera. HA!