Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mommy Moments: What about...?

 So the other day we went to Bass pro shop to visit with Santa and play with some expensive toys.While we were there we looked at the Christmas displays the shop put up. They had animals in a snowy woodland scene with children throwing snowballs that were ornaments suspended from the ceiling.
Where we had the following conversation.
The Girl: "Mommy! look at those poor ducks! There lake is frozen."
Me: "Yep that is why smart ducks fly south for the winter."

The Girl: "Are these not smart ducks?"
Me: "They are dead ducks they just put them out for decoration."
The Girl: "They are dead? Like they are real ducks that someone killed?"
Me: "Yes they are preserved to keep them looking nice."

The Girl:What about those flying ones? are they dead too?
Me: yes
The Girl: What about the deer?
Me: yes
Long thoughtful pause.
The Girl (in a hushed almost fearful tone): ... What about the people?

1 comment:

The Binnies said...

I am laughing so hard I have tears! There is a Roald Dahl short story that goes something like that...little old lady taking in boarders, I believe.