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A couple of years ago I was at a friend’s party when she showed us one of these and said whoever identified what it was first could have it. I had no idea. I mean, I had an idea of what it looked like it was, but knew that’s not what it was. Can you guess?
How about now?
Yeah. It’s a banana holder. It’s to keep a banana from getting smooshed in a backpack or purse. And ever since I saw it I wanted one for Jake. There aren’t many fruits he likes: apples, grapes, strawberries, and bananas. That’s it. And since I try to put some fruit in his lunch every day, I thought it would be nice to add bananas to the rotation. So, finally, I bought a two-pack of banana holders, and never once did I stop and say to myself “this might not be a good idea.” That happens with Amazon a lot: it’s just too easy.
When I showed them to my husband and told him what they were for, he gave me a look I’m very familiar with: Amy, why are you trying to ruin our children? He doesn’t want Jake to take it to school. He’s pretty sure Jake will be mocked mercilessly by the other middle schoolers. And I’m pretty sure that he’s right.
When I showed it to Jake, it was obvious he had no idea that it looked like anything other than a banana holder. But I’m sure not all of the kids will be as blissfully ignorant. He’s been at his middle school for a month, and he’s already the kid who got into a fight in the lunchroom. Do I need to add to that, the kid who brought a dildo to school?
What would you do? Seriously, I’m asking.
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