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My subject is “An orange, tomato and eggplant… (go with it)?” It was submitted by: 


I apologize for typing this up at the last minute. Any craziness, illogical thoughts, or grammatical errors are all my own fault… 

What a prompt! I laughed and then cried. What the heck am I going to do with this prompt???

I had a ton of ideas, but nothing really worked…it was as if I came home and hubby had left the items on the table for me.

Yeah, that’s it!!!! It would be like my hubby leaving an orange, tomato, and eggplant on our table with no note or phone call. Which he has done before…not with the fruits and veggies, but left me things with no explanation. Seriously how hard is it to send a simple text.

Anyway I could imagine walking into find these food items sitting on our table. I know Dino would be thrilled and excited…being the pack rat that he is, he would try to steal them to play with them and eventually hide them away in his room. It’s amazing what he hides and we find weeks and months later.

Do I call him at work and ask him about these dumb items, or do I just take matters into my own hands. Luckily, each produce would have an organic sticker on them…which makes my decision easier….eggplant parm, tomato and mozzarella salad, and orange slices for Dino’s snack tomorrow.

After spending the night doing all this, I would happily go to bed. Of course hubby would come home at night, wake me up and ask where the fruit was. I would tell him we have eggplant parm and tomato salad for his dinner tomorrow. What would be say?

Well he would either respond that he was given those fruits as a gift and wanted me to do what I wanted with them, or they were for somebody else. We would then have a heated discussion about the problems that arise when NOT leaving notes in the house…communication is key.

Either way, an orange, tomato, and eggplant would bring about a crazy, but typical day in our household. One day it could be about vegetables and fruit, the next day it could be about paper, snails, and power cords.


Always Leave Notes — 18 Comments

  1. Haha, sounds like our house. Now, I just use them how I want and if he doesn’t like it, he can go back and get some more :). It seems like he would learn by now to let me know.

    Thanks so much for this post, Karen. I haven’t seen you around. It’s good to see you again. I hope everything is going well.

    • I’ve been so flipping busy with work and so unmotivated…I need to get back into blogging.

      sounds like a good plan…you think men would learn, right?

  2. Hahahaha, what a creative prompt!
    You know, your husband could actually have sent you a text – including nothing but an orange, a tomato and an eggplant emoticon!!
    I think they were meant to be pumpkin replacements. Jack O’lantern can be made of bell peppers, too 😉

  3. Lol, we are big sticklers for notes or texts in this house too many times my hubby has ate the food for the potluck the next day or my mom used the lotion that was meant as a gift for someone else. We depend on those notes or we would be one confused mess.

    Mmm tomato and mozzarella salad sounds delish…

  4. My Hubby won’t text or leave notes either. What’s up with that????
    I also have a little pack rat in my house. He tries to keep EVERYTHING! Drives me crazy. I’m sneaking Lego boxes out the door in the middle of the night… LOL

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