Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Conversations with Curly Daddy

As Handsome and I were preparing dinner on Sunday, Curly looked out the window and said quite shocked and concerned, "The birds are eating mushrooms!" This because we have told the children not to eat the mushrooms that they might find in the backyard.

Handsome: "It's okay, birds can eat whatever they want."

Curly: "WELL, they CAN'T eat people!"

Handsome: "Most birds wouldn't eat people, but if you were dead there are some birds that might. Like a buzzard. But only if you were already dead."

Curly: Sitting on the stool confused and shocked...

Me: If you were dead....really?!? Did my husband seriously just tell my daughter that birds would eat her if she was dead? He did NOT just say that...I'm just dreaming.

7 comments:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Last week there was a dear hit by a car right near our driveway. Within hours, eagles had EATEN the entire dear. Only a few bones remain. So ... your dear hubby was correct ... if you were laying dead on the ground, there ARE birds that would eat you.

Good homeschooling lesson.


:) :) :)

Best Fantasy and Science Fiction said...

We do have some good conversations! ;)

Matt and Melissa said...

Funny! Sometimes daddies just don't think it all the through. LOL! I look at my husband constantly saying, Did you really just tell her that?

Molly said...

Haha, that is SUCH a dad comment.

Mom said...

Make sure she knows that OWLS do not eat people, alive or dead!

Jenilee said...

seriously... what do daddy's think sometimes... crazy :) Jeremy said something to the girls the other day and I had that same reaction. so funny. :)

Vicky said...

Hmmm... I'm thinking putting Daddy in charge of homeschool-science might lead to some interesting lessons (or NIGHTMARES!) :)

At least he said buzzards (which she doesn't see) and not crows (which she sees regularly and would probably be scared of after this)