Friday, May 7, 2010

The ugly truth about vegetables: part one

"Where do baby carrots come from?"
Little Johnny asked his mother.

"Well," she explained, "They used to be cheetos. But one day they foolishly refused to make their bed, clean their room, wash behind their ears, and pick up their toys. So they were cursed and transformed into nutritious vegetables which horrify children everywhere."

"... Oh..."

24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

por cheetos...
still not going to get me to eat my veggies. smiles.

my 55 is up!

Monkey Man said...

You'll make a great mother some day. My 55 will be HERE after midnight Pacific time.

Janna said...

Brian: It makes me want to eat more Cheetos, so I can catch them before it's too late! Hurry! They could change at any moment!

MonkeyMan: LOL. I would be the worst mother EVER. :)

Peter Stone said...

LOL, not the answer I expected to that question. And, with such an answer, would a kid every touch their vegies again? (Not that they do in the first place...) Great 55, you had me chuckling.

My 55 is We Stand There

sheri... said...

so cute!! i'll bet this was one day that you didn't have to threaten anyone if their toys weren't picked up, eh?? lots of fun, great 55!

Leslie said...

I'm glad some Cheetos were naughty

great 55


mine is here

järnebrand said...

Oh, so that's how it is? ;) I am looking forward to hearing the rest of your explanations about the secrets of vegetables... :)
Fun stuff. Love/ Jo.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love, love, LOVE it. You never disappoint. Your 55s are always so darned enjoyable. You should consider writing for a living.

Mine is "LOST IN THE TRANSLATION"

Have a great weekend! [and as always, scroll down a bit to find my 55]

Chef Kar said...

Bet Little Johnny hurried to do his chores quick!! Such a cute story, as always, Janna

My 55 is up (though it's a "66" today ~ I granted myself an exception):

Friday Flash 55 ~ Butterfly Kisses

Marilyn said...

scary!

Thom said...

Well done. I really enjoyed this. Mine is up HERE. Have a great Friday.

Grace said...

Oh that's mean...

Janna said...

PeterStone: Glad you chuckled. Also glad I didn't do what you were expecting.... although now I wonder what exactly you expected. :)

Sheri: The only ones in my home who have toys are the cats... and neither of them ever picks up their toys. Ever. :)

Leslie: I hope it was worth it!

Järnebrand: Yay! There are three parts to the series. Stay tuned!

Hootin'Anni: I would LOVE to write for a living.

ChefKar: You did a 66? Will next week be a 44 so they all even out?

Marilyn: Yes, isn't it? :)

Thom: Welcome back, and thanks for visiting!

Grace: LOL! :) And yet here I am carelessly laughing with glee...

Mama Zen said...

Must. Steal. This.

Stan Ski said...

If Cheeto's had come before veg for me, I could have disliked them as a teenager and then spent the rest of my adult life eating them.

Me said...

I find myself wondering how I can work this to my advantage in the unending quest to get more veggies into my boys! Very creative, great 55!!
-C

Jingle said...

what a creative and witty 55.
I love your humor in it,

exceptional 55.

PattiKen said...

Oh, I wish I had thought of that one when my kids were younger.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Brilliant!
got me smiling...
Mine is here
Have a great weekend!

hugs
shakira

otin said...

Sad part is that I would rather have a carrot than a cheeto! seriously

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Kids deserve to be mentally abused. They do it to us all the time.

Janna said...

MamaZen: Tell everyone you found it in the Jannaverse. Unless they hate it, in which case you can blame someone else. :)

StanSki: I almost understood that! No, wait... yes, almost... I think. Can I have your cheetos?

Me: Do whatever works! :)

Jingle: Thank you!

PattiKen: It might not be too late... How old are they now? You can always call them long-distance and tell them.

Sh@KiR@ CK: Thanks for smiling. :)

Otin: No! No, say it isn't so!

MikeWJ: I think they attend special conventions every year with topics like "How to erode the last fragments of the nearest adult's sanity," "How to reach your highest-pitched whine EVER", and "How to convince the teacher that it couldn't POSSIBLY have been your fault."

Marla said...

How exactly does that brain of yours work and will you be donating it to science one day?

You are amazing!

Janna said...

Marla: I'd rather keep my brain with me at all times, if at all possible.
Me? Amazing? Wow!