Saturday, August 12, 2006

It's Chicken, Little

Yesterday I told Emma, "C'mon, Honey, let's go downstairs. I need to put that chicken in the crockpot."

Having just been playing with her toy Little People chicken, she asked, "What chicken?"

"The one we're having for dinner tonight."

I could see the wheels turning. Then arose a dreaded conversation. Confused, and slightly appalled, she asked, "You mean...chicken the animal?"

Ummm....(think, Stephanie. Think. Be diplomatic. Ok, honesty's the best policy. Don't beat around the bush.)

"Yes, Honey. Any time we eat chicken, it's chicken the animal." (Oh, boy. Here comes the vegetarianism.)

Short pause, then a grin. "Heh, heh. You're so silly, Mama!"

Whew. I'm off the hook...until next time, at least...when I serve fish.


Krista said...

Awwww. She's too cute!

The Little Judisches said...

My kids haven't figured that one out either......I am glad that you are not afraid of the crockpot chicken anymore! (Wink!)

Shelley Roberts said...

Sounds like PETA would love to get ahold of Emma! You might want to start stocking up on Tofu now!

Paulette said...

Tooo cute, I can see her mind churning. I think it is so sweet when kids are honest. This was a sweet post.

Lori said...

Phew, you got off EASY!!! One of mine STILL isn't much of a meat eater. When we had the baby armadillos, she kept thinking the nuggets she had were armadillo nuggets. EEEWWWWW! Guess that means we don't get to feed Emma anytime soon, huh?