Last night, Preston asked me to tell him a story. Specifically, he requested the "pickle onion story." I had no idea what he was talking about until Aaron spoke up and said that while I was in Utah, he had made up a couple of stories to entertain the kids. I listened as he told them a pickle & onion story:
"Once upon a time there was a Prince Onion. He wasn't married because there were no onion princesses in all the land. So his counselors told him he should go to the next kingdom and find someone to marry there. He thought that was a good idea so he went to the next kingdom. There he met Princess Pickle. He asked her to marry him. Princess Pickle was fine with that because there were no pickle princes to marry in her kingdom. So they got married and went back to Prince Onion's kingdom.
They had a baby. It was a tomato. They were all very happy. Then one day, someone chopped them all up and put them on a hamburger. The end."
Not your traditional happily ever after ending! :D
The kids loved it. They laughed and laughed and begged him to tell more. Apparently there are five or so of these pickle and onion stories... the common theme being that they get eaten in the end. So maybe they will never be the basis for a Little Golden Book, but they work for my kids! :D