I couldn't resist. The combination of making a giant mess/playing with candy and soda/chemistry was completely irresistable. Right after dinner we hit the liquor store and bought Mentos and Diet Pepsi. When we got home, we decided that the best place to do it would be in the shower, which is tiled nearly all the way to the ceiling. We set the bottle down in the shower, and I carefully poured as many Mentos as I could into it. The first bottle indeed exploded most satisfyingly, sending a fountain of effervescence all the way up to the window four feet above. The Baby Goddess was standing on the toilet jumping up and down and Ooooohing and Aaaaaahing at how cool it was.
I let the Pirate do the second bottle, and he put the mints in but the bottle tipped over. This turned out to be even cooler, as we got to see what it would look like if fire hoses squirted diet soda instead of water. We laughed and laughed, and then went to bed, completely forgetting to clean out the shower. This morning when I got into the shower, the entire floor was all sticky like the floor of a movie theater. Ewwwww.
The Pirate very graciously allowed me to shower first. Schmuck.