Wednesday, August 17, 2011



We were outdoors picking berries, Russian and me, and not saving a single one for anybody else. Just picking and eating, picking and eating - when we saw two apples lying on the ground under the apple trees. Mind you... our two apple trees are tiny, and our crop is modest. There are just enough apples for everyone to have one.

And yet, here were two whole apples lying on the ground! A third of our overall crop! We picked them up and stared, puzzled. Now, how could this happen? Two sets of identical teeth prints on each apple? What in the world?



I popped them in my apron pocket and brought them to the dinner table later that night. The inquisition began... and then the protests.

"No, no! It wasn't me! I never touched the apples. I don't know how an exact replica of my teeth prints got on there. MAYBE IT WAS A FOX WHO HAS THE SAME ONES!"

And here I was thinking we'd schooled them in the art of honesty when they were little. We are officially CSI investigators. CSI Switzerland investigating apple theft.

An explanation finally did surface and this is what it was: "The first bite is always the best. Plus, it was sour so I tried another one... but that was equally sour. So I just gave up."

And wasn't I lamenting their absence just yesterday? ;)


12 comments:

Karen Xavier said...

Haha... well, there you go. You'll always be part of their lives, its all intertwined forever. Cute story about the fox!
Karen Xavier.

Randy said...

That is just too funny. I used to do the same thing to my grandmother and her peach and apricot tree. I paid for it in the end when I ate too many and I was down with what I thought at the time to be the worst stomach ache in history.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think a call to CSI:Apple Police is in order. :)

Southern Lady said...

Too funny! Carla

Meg said...

Hehe! Goodness they didn't even get all the way through it. I like the fox excuse. I'll have to use that one. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! so funny!!! thanks for sharing their impishness!

Annette said...

Great post! I could just see the inquisition and the kids with their denials. Kids!

Out on the prairie said...

Very good visual.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I can taste that sourness :O(

Ola said...

:))) and you found the guilty one:)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love it. It's so nice to know kids are the same no matter what part of the world you live in. You gotta love them!!

Evi said...

HAHAHAHA ... très drôle !