Map Drink

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Memory

Children often speak in a different language, but sometimes it is so direct and descriptive that we misunderstand what they are trying to communicate. When Alyssa was younger…even before she could read…she ate very healthy food. I didn’t even have to coax her towards good food or healthy drinks. She not only ate a large variety, but she also consumed quite a bit of food for such a tiny child. Raising her was easy!.

One day she told my mother and I that she wanted a “Map Drink.” We were quite confused. She tried patiently at first with her limited vocabulary to explain what she meant, but eventually became quite frustrated. I kept thinking about healthy stuff we had like protein drinks, dried milk, etc..

I took her into the kitchen and ask her to show me the Map Drink.

She pointed and said, “I want some Map Drink, Mommy.”

My mother and I laughed.

Map Drink = Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Obviously, if we had paid attention to the label on the Ginger Ale bottle, we would have known that there was a map on the label.

Have you ever noticed it?

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jana Burrow January 19, 2010 at 2:25 am

My sister once told my mom she wanted check up. It took us three days to figure out she meant ketchup 🙂


2 Chrisy Bates January 19, 2010 at 4:26 am

stopping by for a blog visit….that is the first I noticed there was map on the label…ha!…cute post.


3 Jennifer January 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

I would need to actually stop and think if there was ever a time my child did something like that. That is just too cute. Ty for sharing.


4 Christine:) January 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Hahaha. That's really funny. My daughter (2.5 years) calls everything in an aluminum can "beer." Not because we drink it a lot by any means, but she did see Daddy having a beer once and she knows what the can looks like now. 🙂 So, whenever I have a Diet Coke, she asks me if I'm having beer.


5 Teresha@Marlie and Me January 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I never noticed. but then again I prefer Schepp's ginger ale. this reminds me of the first time someone pointed out the arrow in the FedEx logo to me


6 sandy January 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I would have never guessed that one!


7 Yaya January 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Lol! I love ginger ale and I never noticed the map!


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