Thursday, June 28, 2007

Overheard By the Greenhouse

This morning we were out in the yard checking on the plants and watering the tomatoes when these exchanges took place. They made me smile...

Abi: (bending over to study a tiny grasshopper) Nate, what do grasshoppers do?

Nate: (matter of factly) Hop on grass!

Abi: Mommy how does beef grow?

Mommy: (mumbling) Beef is cow, sweetie. It doesn't grow like a plant.

Abi: (in a hushed voice) Nate, do they
kill the cows?!

Nate: (again, metter of factly) Of course not! Cows just
make the beef!

I don't know how he came up with that idea about cows just making beef. He's been to the meet market countless times and seen the cow heads. Abi has too, for that matter. Maybe they're in denial...