on eating angels

Clementine took a ball of wool into the magpie’s nest we call her office this morning, and came out a little while later with a few wisps of wool wound up in wire and twist-ties. I asked her want it was, as she went running by, waving it in the air, and she told me that it was an angel. She explained that angels were part human and part bird, and that’s how they could fly. A few minutes later we heard her making sounds like little explosions, and asked her what was going on. That’s when she told us that some angels carry guns. When asked why, she looked at Linette and me as though the answer was obvious — if they didn’t kill the hawks, they’d be eaten.

So, we just had the big talk on predation, angels and firearms… I was hoping that we had a few more years… Kids grow up so fast these days.

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6 Comments

  1. Brackache
    Posted December 21, 2008 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Can’t the angels just bind the hawks in thick chains and toss them into the bottomless chicken pit for 1000 years?

  2. CKL
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    4WIW, this is the kind of post I love.

  3. Paw
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I love finding bits of angel in owl pellets.

  4. Jean
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Clementine’s got a pretty good bead on bird behavior. They are fascinating creatures, not at all ‘cute’ and not to be trifled with…. I’m guessing angels aren’t so different.

  5. Posted December 23, 2008 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Stories like this are the reason I work with children. They do come up with the craziest stuff.

  6. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 23, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Clementine’s angelology will make a pretty sweet tatoo someday.

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