Heard at Albertson's Seafood Counter this week:
Lily: I wanna go see the crabs!
Mommy: All right- there they are (whole crabs)
Lily: Ooohhh wow. And Mommy, what are those?
Mommy: Those are Lobster tails- that's the part we eat.
Lily: The customers cut off their tails?
Mommy: Well, no not the customers but the fisherman probably. See all the other fish in here? They catch it and then the fish die then we can use them for food.
Lily: I think the fish would rather be alive than dead.
Mommy: I'm sure you're right Lily.
A very philosophical thought for a three year old.
Am I raising a future vegetarian?? Who knows. I think this was the first time she connected the meat we eat with a living creature. I'm sure in her brain "chicken" that we eat just happens to have the same name as the farm animal. I'm don't think we'll be back to check out the seafood counter again for awhile though.