Mama Diaries

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Brick of Fruit Flies

"Mom," my son said. "Don't pack fruit in my lunch anymore."

This was a puzzling request. "Why?" I asked.

"The school has a fruit fly infestation. They're getting into my locker, trying to get the fruit in my lunch."

"Seriously, dude? Your fruit is sealed in a Ziploc bag, which is zipped up in your lunch box. I hardly think this is creating a problem."

"You have no idea. Every time I open my locker, a wall of fruit flies comes out."

I gave him the Mama look. Like I wan't buying it. "A wall of fruit flies?"

He thought about that and revised his statement. "It's more like a brick. They come out in a perfect rectangular formation."

Right. "Dude, what in the world is in your locker? A rotten fruit collection?"

He denied having such a thing. "Do you want to come to school and check?"

Not really. But I might have to go just to see this brick of fruit flies!
  

50 comments:

  1. I would be lost for words Sherry.
    Great son there.

    Yvonne.

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    1. There wasn't much I could say after this!

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    Just curious: was Bubba's nose getting longer as you talked? :) I'm thinking he's looking for an excuse to get out of eating his daily recommended intake of fruit so that he can instead fress on bags of salty snacks. :) By the way, I used the word "fress" to find out if you are familiar with it or ever used it. It is a Pennsylvania Dutch slang word that I grew up with meaning "eat." It is derived from the German word "fressen." There is also a German word "essen," the distinction being that fressen refers to the way animals eat and essen refers to people eating. That said, I stand by my use of fress when discussing Bubba. :)

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    1. Fress is a very good word choice. It suits Bubba perfectly. :)

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  3. must be some nasty dirty socks

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    1. I think it's more like rotten apples.

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  4. I can only imagine what he really has in his locker.

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    1. If it's anything like his room, I'm sure it's disgusting!

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  5. Sounds like the fruit is sitting in his locker, attracting insects. Or something worse is sitting in his locker...

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    1. I really don't want to know what's in his locker. It would probably make me sick!

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  6. That's a curious image, a brick of fruit flies, yikes.
    I bet he has a collection of stuff in his locker that they like. :)

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    1. I think the boy is exaggerating just a little. But I'm sure his locker is a mess!

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  7. I'd check out Bubba's locker. You wouldn't believe the things I used to find in my son's backpack and the closet in his bedroom.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I could very easily believe what you've found. I have a messy boy, too!

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  8. Hi, nice to meet you! Thank you for coming by my blog to say hi, after reading about me, from Alex's blog!
    Your post made me laugh! LOL! I think I would go check out his locker! LOL! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'm going to wear a hazard mask if I go to inspect his locker!

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  9. Should check out his locker and sneak some rotten fruit in, be rather amusing lol

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  10. I don't think I'd want to know what's really in his locker. lol

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  11. He will be horrified if you come by to check out his locker (or I would have been, if my mother did)...

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    1. He'd probably laugh as I passed out from the odor!

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  12. I love the part about perfect rectangular formation. I grinned while reading that part. I keep imagining those perfectly organized fruit flies flying out to attack.

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    1. I'd like to see that. It's like a cartoon.

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  13. Go! Take a photo! We want to know what's going on - LOL!! Great post. Made me giggle. Sounds like he's just gone off fruit :)

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    1. Wouldn't it be funny if I got an image of a flying brick of fruit flies!

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  14. Sounds like he's got the beginnings of a great horror story there...

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  15. I think the last place I would ever want to visit is any of my sons' or grandsons' lockers - not school and especially not gym. But keep checking what he's bring home from it.

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    1. His back pack is bad enough. I'd hate to see the condition of his locker.

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  16. Oh my gosh... lol... Valentina is not a neat child (it drives me nuts)... but her locker is always overboard, the teacher called me once and they were at a loss for works, there was food in there, thankfully still in ziploc baggies but not good colors... xox

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    1. I'm beginning to think I was an oddity as a child. I was always very neat and organized.

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  17. I want to see that brick of fruit flies for myself. That has to be one amazing fruit fly experience.

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  18. If you do, take a picture or video. I have to see this.

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    1. It would be amazing, and quickly go viral, I'm sure!

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  19. Kids say the darndest things as Art Linkletter used to say.


    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  20. That sounds disgusting and worth a look!

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    1. Hopefully they're not killer fruit flies.

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  21. I think you need to go see for yourself! Hopefully there really isn't a brick of fruit flies!
    ~Jess

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    1. I would hope not, too, but you never know. This is Bubba we're talking about.

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  22. I kinda want to see that. And kinda don't. But kinda do. And I'm actually surprised they haven't eaten HIM.

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    1. Maybe he doesn't smell too sweet. ;0)

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  23. Hehe...but at least he does know that there are fruit flies in the locker.

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    1. Maybe I should call an exterminator.

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  24. A... wall of fruit flies? That's quite an image. See now I'm all curious. To be continued? Yes?

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    1. If there's more to this story, I'll keep you updated.

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  25. LOL! That sounds exactly like something my younger son would say. *sigh* These kids! What are we supposed to do with them?

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