My Kids Make Me Laugh – Cow Hunting

my kids make me laugh and that fills me with joyMy kids make me laugh almost every single day.

It would be every day, but I miss about three days a month for being grouchy.

This week, it’s about cow hunting.

The original story happened a few years ago, but it’s still legend in my family.  And the whole “daddy goes hunting” thing has gotten it started back up again.

When the kids were about 3 and 4, they came to me and asked

Kids: Mommy, can we go cow hunting with daddy?

Me: Why?

Kids: Because we like steak.

(um.  ok.  glad you finally like meat.)

Me:  We don’t hunt cows.  We get steak from the store.

Kids: Why?

Me:  I don’t know why.  We just don’t.

So I sent my hubby a text message asking him why we don’t cow hunt.

Since he didn’t give me an immediate response, I posted it on Facebook.  (because that’s how i do research when i’m busy.  don’t you?)

I had several friends respond with a variation on

it’s not sporting.

And my husband finally responded with

cows are domesticated.

(great.  sporting and domesticated aren’t exactly concepts i can explain to the preschool set.)

So I did my best to explain it.

Kids:  Mommy, so how do they kill the cows for steak?

(uh oh.  i don’t want to blow this.  you just started eating meat finally.)

Me:  I’m not sure, but I promise the cows don’t suffer.

My husband came home, and he did a fabulous job of answering the kids questions.

He even showed them a video of how cows are slaughtered.

(wait.  cows are slaughtered but deer are “harvested.”  what is up with that mr hunter man?)

OK, to be honest, I just about came unglued when he stared showing the video.  These boys had just started eating real meat when this happened.  For the past year, their protein intake had consisted of hamburgers and cheesy eggs.  I was freaked.

But they survived. My husband actually did know what he was doing as a parent.  And they can eat more steak than I do.

Cow hunting, part two.

Hubby uses a camera at his deer stand.

It’s motion activated.  The concept is to get photos of the animals that frequent the area close to the deer stand.  That lets him know what time they are there, and also helps him identify which animals are appropriate to “harvest.”

This weekend, he had pictures of a COW on his camera.

Hubby:  I spotted a cow on the critter cam

Me:  Moo

(oh he is never living this down.)

Me:  Hey boys, daddy can see cows from his deer stand.

Kids:  Can he shoot it?  We want steak.

(the kids put the hands up to their heads and put two fingers out… imitating horns.)

Kids: Moo… moo… moo..

Some things never change.


My kids make me laugh.

(Almost) every single day.

 How have your kids made you laugh today?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination  for eggs, socks, and books.  She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. Again, you had me laughing out loud! I love the admission of using FB as research. I do it too. And I can just picture him sitting down with the boys to show them that video. Mind probably would have referenced MythBusters. Too funny!
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    • Mythbusters has not done an episode on cow hunting that I know of, probably because there aren’t any good myths on the subject. But there was a Dirty Jobs episode that addressed it nicely. we’ve watched it. Twice.

  2. Oh my. So when is cow season? 🙂
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  3. Your boys are too cute.
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