TNT Pop Its turn me into a seven year old

Unfortunately for my sister she did not know that when she bought me a 3 pack full of tnt pop its. There is something so gratifying about those little white things when they hit the pavement and make a loud snap. They give off a small tension release like smashing plates or punching people in the nose. My sis and I took the nieces outside. I ripped open the box spewing sawdust and releasing pop its everywhere. BANG BANG BANG! Like baby birds crying to their momma for food, the nieces came running over with their hands open. “I want one I want one!”. The oldest (4 years old) had a little trouble getting them to pop until we told her to throw them down hard. The youngest (2 or 3ish, I don’t remember her age) couldn’t throw them down hard enough and she wasn’t even trying, instead she was trying to clap them in her hands. This made my sister nervous, but I told her after one of them popped in her hand she’d learn not to do that anymore. The thing about pop its is that they pop everywhere, which makes me happy and means I try to pop them off of people. I threw a couple at my sister which made her dance and squeal worse than a greased pig through a narrow fence. “You’d better not!” was her only reply. I finally got one to land on her ankle bone and pop. “Ow ow! See! It burned me!” My sister….always with the mellow drama when it comes to pain, it’s a wonder she ever pushed any kids out. I loved it, I laughed and snorted like a little kid chasing her around the yard trying to get them to pop on her. The kids had fun, but I’m pretty sure we had more fun than they did.

Thanks sis, bring on the pop its anytime!


  1. Aimzee said,

    June 22, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

    I remember these all too well! We call them bang-snaps here. I only liked them when I was the one throwing them :) Me and my brother set up a secret lab in the garage(along with the chemistry set) and figured out a way to make out own. Good memories! I miss those days.

  2. mego said,

    June 23, 2008 @ 7:01 am

    i’m still laughing. yea-we definitely had fun.. good times. you do become like this Mean 7 year we need to find some candy cigarrettes.those are good too.
    btw-your youngest niece is 2 (try to keep up!)
    I can’t believe aimzee figured out how to make her own pop-its. sweet!

  3. Anthony B. said,

    July 3, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

    aaaaaaah, finally I am getting online, and where do I go when I finally get a chance after not even looking at a computer for a week?
    Here, to everlasting son.
    Are you feeeeeeeeeeeeling it?
    hehe ;)

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