Is this a Animal?

Owen is at the stage of wondering where his food comes from. Several times a day (like anytime he is eating or we are at the store) he asks me “is this a animal?”

“No Bud, that’s a carrot, carrots are vegetables, they grow in the ground.”
“No, that’s peanut butter, peanuts are a nut that grow from a plant.”
“Yes, that’s chicken, chickens are birds and that is an animal.”

Owen: “Did we kill this animal?”
Me: “No, someone else killed it so that we could eat it.”

“Is this animal elk or deer or chicken?”
“Are gooses animals? Do we eat gooses?”
“Is bread a animal?”
“Milk comes from cows, is it a animal?”
“Dogs and cats are animals. Do we eat them? Do some people?”

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Today we stopped at the store to get some ham to go in soup. As we walked through the meat section the questions continued.

“Is that a animal?”
“Is it dead?”
“Do we eat crabs when they are alive?”

He wanted to know what animal ham was. I told him that ham comes from a pig.

When we got up to the counter to pay he put the ham on the belt and says to the checker “this pig is killed!”

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One response to “Is this a Animal?”

  1. Jen says :

    Thanks for the sweet laugh this morning!! I love toddler conversations!

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