Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

This is such a funny story that I have to share it. I have been giggling about it all week. Last week after many days of hunting, my hubby finally got a deer. Every day that he has been out hunting the kids ask where he is going and we told them that Daddy is going hunting for a deer. For some reason this was as easily accepted by them as Daddy is at work. Sam never seemed to question why Daddy was hunting for a deer.

Anyway, like I said last week he finally got one. I was excited because it would certainly help to feed the three extra adults that would be here! I was excited, but I also played up my excitement for the benefit of the kids. I clapped and danced and sang Daddy got a deer! Daddy got a deer!. Then I ran to get the camera and after I took a couple pictures I turned it to video just at the right time. Here is the short video I took. The lighting is super horrible, but the sound is okay and that is what is so cute!

Now this would be a cute story with just Sam's excitement about getting a deer. But then his little mind got to thinking and the "WHY" questions started. After several rounds of why, we got to this conversation. Picture me and my mom standing next to each other with Sam in front of us (this is important)

Sam - Why did we get a deer?
Mimi - So we can have meat?
Sam - Why do we have meat?
Mimi - So we can eat it.
Sam (the light bulb has started to come on and he has a somewhat shocked expression when he says...) We eat deer?
Mimi - (overly excited, sensing the importance of this interaction) Oh yes!

Sam - (thinking, then turning to me and his expression turning to disbelief) We eat deer?
Me (also overly excited because I can see the light bulb burning brightly)- Oh Yes,it is so yummy!

Sam - (quiet for a moment)
Me - (waiting for the WHY question)

At this very moment, Ellie (our dog) walks right between me and Sam. Sam looked at her, then watched her walk by and looked up at me and my mom in absolute horror and asked... We eat puppies???

As you can imagine it was very difficult for my mom and me to respond with straight faces, and I don't think we did. But we managed to strongly answer that of course we don't eat puppies - just deer. Thankfully he was satisfied with that and went to see what Daddy was doing. At that point my mom and I broke into a fit of hysterical laughter. I am even having trouble typing this without breaking into giggles.

It is a hilarous story but it was also gave us a clear view into how his little mind works and how he is starting to put things together. Truly amazing.