What came first the chicken or the nuggets?

When Tornado E was just shy of two, my bff insisted we bring him to her vacation “Bible” school.  (It’s in quotes because that’s not what they call it although it’s what it was.)  She had booked a petting zoo, and she figured we could leave Tornado E with her while we took the infant Tornado S out to dinner with us.  (Because she knew I wouldn’t part with Tornado S at that age.  Why fight a lost battle?)

We made the hour-in-traffic trek to her church, where the festivities were in full swing.  The Husband decided to take Tornado E into the petting zoo to get Tornado E acquainted with the animals and all the kids.

The Husband: Look, Tornado E, a chicken!

Tornado E bent down to eye-level with the chicken to examine it.  Then he blew on it.

It turns out we never explained that chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chicken legs all came from an animal called a chicken.  And that the cooked chicken is hot to touch, not live ones.

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11 Responses to “What came first the chicken or the nuggets?”

  1. Ink Says:

    That is sooooo funny! Ha!

    (Kinda relevant: we always giggle when Roo says, about a hot food that he’s served, “Will you blow it down for me?”)

  2. ck Says:

    That is so cute!

  3. Kay Says:

    Oh, boy. I’ll still never forget the look on my son’s face when he realized beef was cow and pork was pig. Chicken he figured out on his own… but those two? He looked utterly betrayed, almost as bad as when he found out Santa wasn’t real.

  4. insider53 Says:

    Bet Even makes you smile even on a bad day.

  5. insider53 Says:

    okay misspelled Evan, sorry. Funny post though.

  6. Freedom Debt Relief Says:

    That is so cute 🙂

  7. KathyB! Says:

    You have just about the cutest kids in the world! I can totally picture him blowing on that chicken!!

  8. Gibby Says:

    I would have loved to have seen that! Too cute!

  9. faemom Says:

    Ink~ Evan ALWAYS asks for us to “blow on it,” even if it’s ice cream.
    ck~ Thanks
    Kay~ How did he take the veal and lamb conversations?
    insider53~ He does . . . when he’s not contributing to them.
    FDR~ Thanks.
    KathyB!~ I totally wish I had had a camera.
    Gibby~ It was totally darling.

  10. Kat Says:

    OMG I remember that day! Your boys are so freakin cute.
    Do you remember the little pig that was running around?

  11. faemom Says:

    Yes, yes, I do. It was a mad house there. Luckily I got to slip away for some sushi.

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