This is my take on Erika Martins Journaling 101 course - Week #6 - Telling a story without pictures.
This is what the journaling says:
I needed to stop at the shops after school to pick up a few grocery items. I had Adam 10, Jarred 7 and Jenna 5 with me. We went to Franklin’s supermarket close by. As soon as we got there the kids started asking to buy a snack to eat, but it was of course close to their dinner time and would spoil their tea. They just had to wait, we wouldn’t be very long, I assured them.
I proceeded to gather up some shopping supplies, the kids wandered along the aisles with me. It was not long before we noticed Jarred was missing. Next minute we hear a commotion at the back of the store, thinking it may be Jarred we went up to see what was happening. As we approached the freezer aisle, this is the scene we were confronted with: the freezer door was wide open and a little fat bum was sticking out, followed by lots of grunting and moaning noises!
It was Jarred his head stuck in the freezer, squirming but obviously stuck somehow. When I got closer I noticed his tongue and lips and face were stuck up against the freezer shelves. Apparently he had gone looking for something to eat and noticed Ninja Turtle Ice cream had leaked out of the packaging and dripped on to the freezer shelves. So he had stuck his head in, poked out his tongue to have a taste and soon found himself with his tongue firmly stuck onto the bar of the freezer shelf.
People had started to gather around him because by now his grunting and muffled attempts to call for help had attracted a lot of attention! When I saw him, I just cracked up laughing, it was such a funny sight and for a moment I didn’t know what to do.
Adam stepped in first, telling Jarred to close his eyes and not get his eyeballs stuck or they might pull out of the sockets…. little boys they say the funniest things!
After what seemed ages, but was only a few minutes, his panting breath from the muffled calling out had slowly melted the ice sticking him to the bar. His was finally free. Everyone cheered. Jarred cried! Someone had suggested calling the fire brigade or the paramedics but he was fine, although a bit embarrassed. He had the freezer bar marks stamped across his lips, mouth and tongue.
This was an experience he would never forget. One good thing came out of this though - he never asked for something to eat when we went shopping, he barely left my side at all after that!
So that’s the saga of the Ninja Turtle ice cream. He is in his 20’s now and he still makes comments about that incident.
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