Oh, Lord, how do I explain this one???

  1. I had some fish in the freezer....whole, gutted trout. I put a package in the sink to thaw, and a while later Hubs said "The fish are so thawed they're starting to swim!"

    Our almost-3-yr-old watched while I took my carving knife and whacked the heads off.

    "Fish be okay now, Mommy?"

    Uhh............
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Tooo cute Tazzi. We had our 3 1/2 y/o grand-daughter for the weekend and she is so cool - this is such a neat age. Enjoy!
  4. by   UM Review RN
    Yes, dear, much tastier this way.
  5. by   UM Review RN
  6. by   TazziRN
    Cute!
  7. by   tencat
    HA! You gotta love kids....mine is almost 4, and she's just figured out that meat comes from animals. She and her daddy are vegetarians, she just doesn't like meat much anyway and certainly doesn't want it now. I'm the carnivore, and lately I've really had to answer to her! :lol_hitti
  8. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Double post
  9. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Dear nephew is now thirteen. When he was very little we couldn't call meat or fish anything except meat. e.g. One time I slipped and asked him if he wanted a piece of chicken and he freaked because he remembered what the live bird looked like. The whole concept just really flipped him out.
  10. by   TazziRN
    To give you an idea of how naive I was growing up: I knew meat came from animals but I thought animals had something extra on them called meat to feed people. I had absolutely no idea that meat and muscle were the same thing until I was in my 20's and took my anatomy class. My prof was giving a lecture and showing slides, and he showed a cross section of a rib piece with the surrounding muscle. Then he said "When you order a rib eye in a restaurant, that (pointing to photo) is what you're getting."

    The light turned on so brightly it was blinding!


    I didn't touch meat for nearly a year. I wasn't allowed to talk at the table because I would say "Do you know that you're eating (insert name of muscle here)?"
  11. by   JBudd
    I was a Scout leader for some inner city girls way back when, before I had a hubby or kids of my own. I took them grocery shopping one time for a camping trip, and we stopped at a deli for some cheese. They offered the girls a sample of goat cheese, and one girl really couldn't figure out why they called it GOAT cheese. I explained that it was made from goat milk instead of cow milk. Well, she didn't know where any milk came from, so I was stuck trying to explain cow and goat udders, while the deli people were cracking up. She was horrified to say the least, and I'm sure she thought I was trying to feed her something made from goat pee. Wouldn't touch cheese then or on the trip.
  12. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from TazziRN
    To give you an idea of how naive I was growing up: I knew meat came from animals but I thought animals had something extra on them called meat to feed people. I had absolutely no idea that meat and muscle were the same thing until I was in my 20's and took my anatomy class. My prof was giving a lecture and showing slides, and he showed a cross section of a rib piece with the surrounding muscle. Then he said "When you order a rib eye in a restaurant, that (pointing to photo) is what you're getting."

    The light turned on so brightly it was blinding!


    I didn't touch meat for nearly a year. I wasn't allowed to talk at the table because I would say "Do you know that you're eating (insert name of muscle here)?"

    I didn't know what "meat" was until 7th grade science class. They had a picture of a disected chicken wing in the book and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I hadn't realized that a "chicken wing" was a CHICKEN WING. I haven't eaten any meat since then! I'm 32. I wasn't a big meat eater to start out with, though.

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