Monday’s Flashback

1 Mar

Cha Cha Cha Chia.

Remember that?

That commercial be haunting me almost as much as 1-877 Kars for Kids … K … A … R … S Kars for Kids. Yeah, you’re totally welcome for that one.

In any case Cha Cha Cha Chia be making a strong comeback. I remember that commercial and thinking what is that? A sheep? A bear? So what happens after you grow, is there a flower or just clover like plants? Is it an herb? Do I need to keep watering it? I mean what’s the excitement?

Well, it didn’t matter really as I never bought one back in the day, and no one gave me one either. It may have been the commercial, who knows. Maybe the sheep or the bear wasn’t that cool. Maybe I needed the X factor …



I know.

I know.

This put Cha Cha Cha Chia in a whole new light. The kids busted out a present from one of our neighbors. It had been sitting there, camouflaged between the a LEGO and art supplies in the corner for about a month or two. They had completely forgotten about it and were so excited to have found it again. After a clay and painting project this weekend this box became a highlight.

They were like … it’s onnnnnnn! After school, distance learning that is, they were ready for theirs next project. They gave each other a high-five.

This was pandemic excitement in the making.

Normally I’d situate myself over there and say, hey make sure you read the directions, get all your supplies, but I stayed back and let them handle matters. They were way too jazzed up about the Baby Yoda possibilities. And you know me, with my destruction of plants, many basil plants have suffered in my presence as my superpower, the inability to grow anything, strengthens. But I remain on this gardening journey. I’m on a mission.

And so they soaked it and spread the chia paste where they wanted it to sprout … and now they wait.

I’m hoping it’s a positive experience and not a Nailed It leaning opportunity, although that would be fun too.

I’ll let you know how it pans out.

We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program of Feel Good 5 Friday’s this week, but I just wanted to take a break as the week caught up with me, with the kids, and the research on my latest project. I couldn’t even make it to Friday Feel Goods on a Saturday or Sunday. But I’ll catch some tunes this week …

Buen Camino!




6 Responses to “Monday’s Flashback”

  1. Sorryless March 2, 2021 at 6:48 AM #

    I relate hermana. I am the anti-greenthumb if ever there was one so I would give you a run for your money on this. 🙂

    • The Guat March 2, 2021 at 2:29 PM #

      Oh mannnnnnn I blame it on the dirt. I might have the worst dirt soil ever don’t even think weeds can grow. Pots. I’m investigating big giant pots. It may be my answer 🙂 but you know basil comes in a small pot and it continues to end badly.

      • Sorryless March 2, 2021 at 6:33 PM #

        Hey, yanno what? Imma do the same thing as you then, LOL.

  2. Jane Lurie March 3, 2021 at 9:36 AM #

    So fun! Those commercials… 😂 Great for kids. Thanks for the smile!

  3. anotherday2paradise March 9, 2021 at 1:57 PM #

    Well good luck with the project. I’m hopeless with herb growing too. It’s a good thing I can just go buy at my local Publix. 🙂

    • The Guat March 10, 2021 at 8:27 AM #

      Thanks! I’ll see how things pan out 🙂

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