My husband, Jim, loves to eat bananas. But they seem to turn brown so quickly. He had heard somewhere that bananas will last longer if you separate them. So this is what my kitchen table frequently looks like.
I decided to play a little trick on him. I saw this on someone else's blog. Use a toothpick and write messages on the bananas. You can not see the words at first, but soon the letters will turn brown. I would recommend using a new toothpick for each banana so the tip remains sharp. I didn't so my printing is a little messy.
I kept my messages clean because I knew I would be sharing them with you! ;)
This photo was taken after only a few hours of my writing on the bananas. I snickered and turned the bananas over so the messages didn't show. I wanted to see if Jim was alert enough to catch it when he peeled the banana.
I thought he already had had his banana intake for the day when I had written on them, so I was surprised when I heard him let out a laugh in the kitchen and say, "Hey, look at this!" He came into the living room where I sat by my computer and showed me the banana that read, "You're my top banana". He took one look at my face and and realization dawned on him. He said, "Did you do this?" I laughed so hard! He actually thought it came from the grocery store that way!
Here are the bananas the second day. The words get more pronounced as the banana ripens.
This little gesture brought a smile to Jim's face every time he ate a banana. I'd hear him read the comment out loud before peeling the banana.
I may just have to do this again.