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To be honest, it wasn’t that huge of a shock to find Flynn upside down in a freezer chest with his tongue stuck to the ice.
He was after all a wonderfully whacky little four-year-old who wanted nothing more than to impress his bigger brothers who were six and nine.
He truly looked up to his big bros, so much so that he would often mimic the way they spoke… granted, that stage where he pretty much parroted everything that they said was a tad annoying, but the sentiment was totally there.
He took an interest in all the things that they liked: footballs, soccer, karate, wrestling… so much so that he had a habit of ‘looking after’ their favourite things… ok storing them under his bed probably wasn’t the best way to show his interest, but it sure got their attention and at the end of the day, that was all he really wanted.
With all that in mind, it really wasn’t a big surprise when they dared him to see if he could touch the side of the freezer chest in the supermarket with his tongue, and even less of a surprise was the fact that he did it.
I was three aisles over when I heard the scream and I immediately knew it was one of mine… a mother always knows when it is her child screaming or calling out “MUUUUUMMMM” right?!
I dropped everything and ran through the aisles frantically looking up and down the aisles until I spotted the small crowd gathering around a pair of legs poking out of the top of the frozen veggies section. Standing at the back of the crowd were two very guilty looking little boys.
“We didn’t think he would actually do it,” said my oldest culprit as I approached.
“Sorry mum, we’re so sorry,” said the younger one.
I broke through the crowd of people standing around and there was Flynn, ass up and head down into the freezer with his tongue firmly stuck to the ice on the inside wall.
A kind older lady told me that someone had gone to get some warm water, but in my haste to get him out of the freezer - I grabbed him by the waist and I yanked him hard. Mission complete – he was out, I had successfully dislodged his tongue off the ice… along with a few layers of taste buds and flesh.
It’s one of the events in Flynn’s childhood we will never ever forget. At the time I was furious at them all for putting me through that stress, but in hindsight, it was pretty funny… cute even (kinda).
Either way, it will be a dinner table anecdote to last a lifetime… one which of course we have photographic evidence of.
We have loads of photos of Flynn in all his whacky glory, and every photo and tale behind it maps together a bigger story that is uniquely his and unique he most certainly is.
Speaking of photographs and childhood stories - Kinder has launched their new Face of Kinder competition to search for 6 kids aged between 3 - 10 years old to appear on their new Kinder Chocolate packaging.
This competition has been run around the world for decades… but this time, it is our turn. Four Aussie kids and two from New Zealand will be chosen as the faces of Kinder Chocolate.
As you all know, Kinder Chocolate is all about celebrating the fun that childhood brings and those often cute or hilarious memories we make along the way. So, it makes sense that the team behind Kinder will choose the four cutest stories to be the faces of their new packaging.
Entering your child is as easy as… simply heading over here to share a photo along with a cute or funny story about the child you are entering.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to get your family and friends to vote because the top 100 finalists are chosen via public voting. A panel of judges, including Jules Sebastian, will then choose four winners from the top 100.
The promotion is open now and entries close November 7, 2016. You can vote for your favourites up until November 14, 2016 and the judging will take place in late November 2016.
The winners will be photographed in December and their packs will be on shelf in July 2017.
Did you ever try to impress your older brothers and/or sisters?
Or did you ever dare your younger siblings to do something that didn’t quite work out how you expected?