Rainbow was helping me pack the lunches yesterday. I was slicing some cheese and popped a stray cheese crumb into my mouth.
“Did you just eat a cheese crumb?” Rainbow asked me.
“Yes, I did,” I replied.
“Would you eat a pig crumb?” she inquired.
“Pig crumb?”… not really sure where this is going.
“Yes,” she explained, “after pigs die they get made into bacon for us. Would you eat a bacon crumb?”
“After they die?”
“You know… just like chickens… it’s not like they kill them on purpose for us to eat.”
Oh. My. G*d. Do I break the news now or risk turning my kid into a vegetarian (not that there is anything wrong with vegetarians…. if you actually eat vegetables). Packing lunches would certainly become more challenging. Nonetheless, I decided to break the news.
“Actully, hon… sometimes they do kill animals for people’s food.”
“ON PURPOSE??? FOR US????” she blurted with eyes wide.
“Yes dear. Sometimes they do.”
“I think you better call 911” she stated.