me: “Ummmm…..because…well, see…..remember how I told you that God gave us animals so we could enjoy their beauty and also eat some of them?” (gosh, I’m already worried about what to say next or what Andrew is thinking…this just feels weird).
Andrew: “Yeah, I ‘member but how come they got a deer head hanging on the wall in that house?”
me: “Well, because sometimes people like to remember the deer and how big and beautiful it was before it died so they (I’m really struggling to find the right words here) chop off the head, take it to a special person who stuffs it and then put it on the wall to look at.”
Andrew: “Oh, okay.”
Huh? That’s all he had to say….just “okay”? What a relief. *Sigh*
Then, this morning we spotted three deer jumping alongside the road we were traveling. Andrew was so excited and screamed with delight in the car.
Andrew: “Look, Mama! Deer! Let’s chop their heads off and take ’em home!”