Until now, I never...
Ate Cherries Right Off the Tree

cherry butt

Today was the day after the last day of school, and it being Friday, it’s the day I do Todd’s bookkeeping.  (Bleck.)  So I found friends for the kids to hang out with all day, and headed down to Todd’s shop.  On my way I stopped at Whole Foods, grabbed some sandwiches for Todd and me, and some cherries for the potluck party we were going to tonight.  The cherries looked beautiful, and were only (ha!) $4.99/lb., the cheapest I’d seen yet.  But when I looked at my receipt it turned out I’d paid $11 for what seemed like a pretty small amount of cherries.  Oh well…

Bookkeeping took forever, and when I was finally done I headed home and got ready for the party, then swung by to get Miles at his friend’s house on the way.  When we got there he was right out front, with his friend, climbing their big cherry tree, eating cherries like crazy, and throwing them down for Todd and I to eat.  Yum!  They were outstanding, and oh boy did I feel silly about having paid $11 for the cherries from Whole Foods.

When we got to the party I started saying hi to friends at the party and offered everyone some cherries.  Everyone is cherry crazy this time of year.  But when I looked down at the cherries in my bowl, I exclaimed, “Oh my god, these are totally rated R cherries!” and held up a cherry that looked exactly like a big round butt.  And then I started looking at all of the cherries in the bowl, and they all looked that way.  One even had what looked like little hemorrhoids growing out of them.  Gross!  Is that why these cherries were so expensive?