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Monday, June 14, 2010

Eggs from outer space

I sent Younger Daughter and a friend out to gather eggs this afternoon. They brought in a basket and then disappeared upstairs in a fit of giggles. As I put the eggs in a carton, I noticed one egg had a message written on it. The message said:

"This is a message. My planet is being destroyed and my people are dying. For further information call the Mok Garoth tribe at 555-8171. Please help!!"


  1. Save the Canning JarsJune 15, 2010 at 6:28 AM

    Look how creative these kids are! I can tell
    they don't spend hours in front of the television.
    What a great imagination! And humor is a sign of intelligence. And I bet you rarely hear, "I'm bored."

  2. That was funny. I love it.

    I'll tell you my funny chicken egg story.

    Somehow or another we acquired a ceramic egg that looks and feels exactly like a brown chicken egg. Just for fun we put it in the laying box of our chicken coop.

    We discovered something interesting. Wherever the fake egg was, that's where the chickens laid their eggs. I could move the fake egg from one box to another, and the next day, that's where the new eggs could be found.

    Only problem was that one dark evening I was collecting eggs and I accidentally brought in the fake one with the real ones. Imagine the hilarity the next time someone wanted to fry an egg!

    So, now we keep the fake egg in the coop clearly labeled with a marker saying, "Dad, this is the fake egg." The chickens don't mind, and it always gets a chuckle from our guests.


  3. Hee hee, that's cute. BTW, that's where the term "nest egg" comes from. Chickens like laying where they know other chickens like laying. But the "Dad, this is a fake egg" is terrific.

    Incidentally, a couple days before this incident, Younger Daughter asked me, "Why do phone numbers in books always start with 555?" I explained how no home or business ever has that prefix, so it's a "neutral" number. She obviously remember the conversation.

  4. I swear, I don't know what I did for entertainment before kids! :o) That one is great.

  5. Eggs as novels - interesting. I usually just have conversations with my Rice Krispies.

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

  6. That IS hilarious! I can see my oldest son doing that :)

    Speaking of writing on eggs...EVERY SINGLE EGG IN EVERY SINGLE CARTON over here has an approval stamp. Is this to show that it's not cracked?? If so, I wonder what the learning curve is on the job? That's one job I don't think I would want!

    USAG in Germany