Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dinner Time Conversation

Last night I made Italian Beef for dinner. My kids always complain that all I ever cook is chicken so, they were in carnivore heaven. 

The Girl, with meat on her fork that's poised in the air says, "Where does this come from?"

"A cow." I reply, forgetting that she is such an animal lover that she often doesn't want to know where her meat comes from.

She stopped her fork in mid-air and I watched as her facial expressions changed from shock, to uncertainty, to acceptance in the span of two seconds.  She quickly said, "It's good!" and we all had a good laugh.

The subject quickly changed, as it tends to go:

The Boy: I love science, but I will never dissect anything.

Me: Dissection isn't so bad. I dissected a frog and a fish in high school, and I actually enjoyed it.

The Girl: Dad dissected a pig!

The Mister: No, actually a pig kidney.

The Boy: I could never do that.

The Mister: Sure you could. Dissection is good, because you can learn all about how things work.

The Boy: What else have you dissected?

The Mister: Hmm... lets see.  I dissected a frog, and a goat...Oh! and a human. (in graduate school)

The Girl: HE  WAS  ALIVE!!!???

Dinner. It's rarely dull.

11 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

We have interesting conversations at dinner too. Every. single. night. You're right...it's never dull.

Lindsay said...

oo my goodness never a dull moment! Our dinner conversation still consists of telling Sammy dont throw that.. dont feed the dog.. are you all done.. can't wait until it becomes a little more active.

Darcie said...

Not big on taking apart formerly live things myself. I'm sort of squeamish that way I guess.

How the Mister dissected a human being is beyond me. I could never be one of those medical examiners like they have on Law and Order.

Rachel said...

Wow -- that is awesome! I wish my kid was old enough to contribute to funny conversations. We're still working on the consistent use of "mama!"

Lesli said...

Yah, I'm still working on "Please, just take a bite! One bite won't hurt ya!" and hearing "Do I have to eat that???" Hopefully we will graduate to more interesting conversations soon.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

A human? And all I got to do was a frog!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That is the best conversation I've heard in awhile! I wasnt' sure what her reaction to "From a cow" would be, but she's a girl after my own heart...I like my red meat (although we rarely eat it now).

spaghettipie said...

oh, I never like dissecting anything . . .

Carrie said...

That's pretty funny. Your husband could have really had your daughter going with the "human" one. Glad that life is never boring for you.

byebyepie said...

Red meat sounds delicious right now...

Lisa said...

What lovely dinner conversation! I love it!

Just catching up on all my favorite blogs...glad to "catch up" with you.;-)