Setting the stage- we are in the car on the way home from school, and we see a beautiful five-point buck and a doe eating some shrubs on the side of the road. We see a lot of deer, but not usually males with racks like this one- the kids are excited.
Jeffrey: Mom, do deer eat grass?
Me: Sure, they eat grass and twigs and bark and whatever they can find.
Jeffrey: When lions die, they become the grass!
Me: Huh? Uh, yeah- that’s part of the circle of life thing from Lion King, and in a roundabout way, it is true.
Jeffrey: So deer are eating lions?
Beanie, giggling loudly: Deff! Deer don’t eat LIONS!
Jeffrey, irate: BEAN! You don’t know anything! You don’t even know our grass at home is MADE of DEAD LIONS!!!
Me, snerfing diet coke on the windsheild: Bwaaaaaahahahahahaha!!!!!