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Monday, September 12, 2011

Large learns a leason

We all know that teenagers can be a bit. . . well emotionally uncouth at times.  Large is no exception. He was a little ticked at me, and I ordered him off to do his evening chores.

Slam went the back door. I counted to 10 to calm myself before going off to find him and have him open and close the door quietly 10 times. A habit I picked up as a child. As I reached for the back door, Large poked his head in the front.

"I broke a chicken's neck." My first thought was why was he being so cruel to the animals. "It was an accident mom, the stupid thing was trying to get into the house I guess when I shut the back door". He said shut, not slam.

He wasn't sure that the bird was dead or not. And we had to go around a few times before he realized that I was not going to give in, he had to fix the situation. He learned how to butcher out a chicken.

He did well for his first time. And I was proud of him. We were able to turn a bad situation into a positive. Not only did he finally learn how to butcher a bird, but he learned that he had to take responsibly for his actions and that it was important for him to turn a wrong into a right.

Now let's see how long it takes for that lesson to be forgotten shall we.

And exhibit number 1 why we should not have idle time on our hands.

kitten chicken

8 comments:

SkippyMom said...

My father used to make us walk up and down the stairs 100 times if we ran down them and swung on the banister at the bottom [our weight was loosening it from the ceiling and it pissed him off.]

That doesn't sound like a "habit" you picked up from childhood, just a punishment to reinforce not to do it again.

Sorry he accidentally broke the chicken's neck. I guess that is one way to make him REALLY remember not to shut the door too hard.

Carolyn Renee said...

Guess you're having unexpected chicken dinner. Glad it could be a learning experience (be it good or bad). And come on! The Angel Kitty is soooooooo cute!

Felinae said...

Sounds like a good learning experience, hopefully not one soon forgotten. I also think the angel kitty looked cute, it made me smile, anyway. :)

Phelan said...

Skippy, it happened so often that it became habitual for me.

You guys do realize those angel wings were ripped off a chicken, right?

mmpaints said...

ROFL! Large has a similar sense of humor to what floats around here. At least he learned something from it all.

Yart said...

Yep, I know where the wings came from... Still it is too damn funny seeing the angle kitten... LOL! At least a lesson was learned and the bird didn't go to waste.

Felinae said...

Yep, I knew the wings were from the chicken that was butchered, but it is still cute and funny, even Catman thought so. I had to show him the picture when he came from work. :)

~Felinae~
(who has a very warped sense of humor) ;)

small farm girl said...

Good learning experience! Good idea! Oh, I like the angel kitty too. I'm just suprised it dosen't have chicken feet too. lol

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