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On Thursday, I was working in Brooklyn. And by working I mean, no little people were following me around, shrieking that their shirt had to be changed because there was a microscopic dot of maple syrup on it.

I am doing a project with a very cool organic food company called Happy Family and I’ll tell you more about it in a future post.  But while I was in NYC, I ended up stopping by my husband’s office and this is what his home would look like if he lived alone…

rick office 1

I said to him, “Why do you need duck sauce on hand?”

“What?” he replied.

“What’s with the duck sauce packet? I’ve never even seen you eat duck sauce,” I said.

“I don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t have any duck sauce.”

At which point I pointed out a packet of duck sauce just inches from the computer screen and keyboard that he uses every day of his work life.

rick's desk 2

You see it, right?

“I’ve never noticed that before. No idea how long it has been there,” he replied.

My husband has worked for the same company for 16 years. That could be some old ass duck sauce.

mama bird notes:

Want to know what else I’ve been up to this week? I wrote a piece on Lifetime Moms about Sheryl Sandberg and her quest to inspire women to lean in. She has gotten a lot of criticism but I think we can all learn from her.

And over on Alpha Mom, I wrote about my quest to get my kids to do more chores. Did it work? Find out by clicking here.

6 Responses to duck sauce

  • Tricia says:

    His desk reminds me of those I SPY books.
    Can you find the blue floss, and can of peanuts?
    I would have cleaned it, did you?

  • kim says:

    Yikes! I had the same experience this week!
    Brought back visions of frat houses with black toilet
    bowls and roaches crawling out of dark places-his
    first apt…. We must just clean up after them all of the
    time without noticing! Slave labor!
    Thanks for the post-misery loves company.

  • Mel says:

    I just left a job after only eight and a half years and can tell you after cleaning out my desk that ketchup in those packets does have a shelf life. I’d pitch the duck sauce.

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