Monday, October 29, 2007

Really....Bananas?

So I totally forgot about this incident until I was reminded about it by a friend this weekend…see I had told my friend this story and she made me tell it to another friend…

So I figured I would share it with the rest of you…

So the scene is Back to School night…being that I had already had a conference with TW teacher the first week of school I sent TC to her class while I attended PWG class.

PWG teacher zipped through the program…and we made our way to TW class – where TC was sitting there...sort of dumbfounded…

Turns out there was a conversation about snacks and it went something along the lines of this – a brief synopsis…(*note it was conferred to me by TC so things may not be totally accurate)

Teacher:
Parents please remember to send in healthy snacks for your kids. Once one child has a Cookie the rest want them too.

Mom 1: Yes we should all be sending in good vegetables and fruit – like bananas

Mom 2: Ummm…have you seen a banana after it has been in a backpack all day?

Mom 1: Well then Broccoli…

Mom 3: You can get your kid to eat Broccoli?

Mom 1: Well something healthful..

Mom 2: But not a banana

Apparently the conversation about snacks and various types of fruits and vegetables went on for awhile – TC was amazed that women could talk so long and feverishly about vegetables for snacks

In the walk home TC stated that the Mom 2 had a point…Bananas weren’t easily portable in a 1st grade backpack…the squish factor was just to high. I said I was sure they made a banana container…

So the next day at work I was relaying the conversation to a co-worker while we searched the Google Mecca (seriously how did I ever live without Google) for Banana Keepers…however upon discussing while searching this is what came out of my mouth…

I don’t understand how you can have something universal though because they come in all shapes and sizes – I mean you have your big ones and your little ones, ones that are long and skinny and ones that are short and girthy – then the curvature of them…some are really curved while some are straight…

At this point my co-worker had lost it…totally lost it…it took me a minute to realize what had just come out of my mouth…Thank goodness none of our other co-workers were around…cause somehow I don’t thing they would truly believe we were talking about bananas…

The google search paid off…oh sweet mother did it pay off…



Let me ask – would you send your kid to school with this…

Because...ummmm.....welllll

Let's just say the inventor could probably make a killing if he renamed it the "Perky Pecker" and advertised it as the "organic alternative to Viagra"

If you would like to buy one for your "banana" {wink, wink} you can do so right here Banana Bunker

Now let me say the Banana Bunker isn't the only way to keep your banana safe...there is also the

Banana Guard

and the

Banana Saver (with popsicle slot)

I think I'll just have my kids stick to Fruit Stackers...

2 comments:

g-man said...

Now that is funny right there. A hard plastic banana condom. Although I bet the person who thought that up will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Karen Forest said...

I just found your blog and I was laughing out loud while reading this post. Too funny!