Cannibal Farm

by Marinka on May 18, 2011

The other night Young Ladrinka was driving me crazy at dinner.

I made delicious and artery-clogging chicken parmesian and he kept saying I don’t want to finish it! and when I asked why not? (which is the first hint that I’ve failed at this parenting thing, because what kind of answer could I possibly expect?!) he’d say things like I’ll be too full for ice cream.

At some point, I left the dining room to go look at my nose in the mirror or something and that’s when I overheard this conversation.

Daughter, 12: You should really eat it. That chicken died for you.

Son, 9: So? I didn’t ask it to die.

Daughter: How would you feel, if you were on a cannibal farm, and someone didn’t want to eat you?

Son: Why would someone eat me?

Daughter: Because they’re cannibals and you’re dead.

Son: If I’m dead, I don’t care what they do with me.

Daughter: But then it’s a waste.

Son: Wait, what are cannibals?

Daughter: People who eat humans.

Son: I’m full.

One year ago ...

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Loukia May 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

Haha! Best conversation EVER. I love hearing my boys talk to each other. I hide in the other room trying not to laugh out loud!

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Krystal May 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Remind me never to come to your house for dinner – your daughter scares me! LOL

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Suniverse
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May 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm

That poor chicken. But what about the tomatoes?

Your daughter, I think, will do well as a therapist. Or a CIA agent. Or a district attorney. Something where she asks a lot of questions.

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tracy
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May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

So he will pretty much be a vegetarian from now on. Perfect!

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Ilana
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May 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I sure hope people would want to eat me if I was dead on a cannibal farm. My self-esteem is fragile enough as it is.

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A Mommy in the City
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May 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I love conversations kids will have when they think no one is listening. So candid and truthful!

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Margaret
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May 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I’m glad you wrote that down because it must find itself in a movie script someday. Seriously.

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Kiki
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May 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

has Ladrinka experienced any scary cannibal dreams or thoughts since this convo with his sister? i will. be sure to thank her for me. take care.

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the mama bird diaries
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May 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Chicken totally wigs me out. Now even more so.

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Jen Anderson
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May 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm

OMG, that’s too funny!

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Stasha
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May 19, 2011 at 1:26 am

Are there free range cannibal farms?

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From Belgium May 19, 2011 at 6:20 am

I’d be hurt if someone didn’t want to eat me…

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Becky Rice
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May 19, 2011 at 7:21 am

I think your daughter should be in charge of the dinner menu. And also in charge of starting all conversations at dinner.

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Cathy May 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

If kids give us nothing else, they give us such wonderful material. What I love most is that it just sounds so casual….like she was just telling him this all matter-of-fact like.

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Nona
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May 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

Make sure to not give Young Ladrinka any antibiotics. He will fetch a higher price at the Cannibals Farmer’s Market if you can certify that he’s organic.

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PorkStar May 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

hahahahaha that was awesome

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dusty earth mother May 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Gee, I wonder whose kids those are?

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Phoenix Rising
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May 19, 2011 at 3:04 pm

If I’m eaten on a cannibal farm, I wonder if I’ll be served on a bed of rice. Or noodles. Or a side of mashed potatoes. Do you think I’ll be marinated?

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SuzRocks
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May 19, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I can’t disagree with your daughter, I would also be sad if no one wanted to eat me. WHAT? Too much fat on my bones? You jerkface!

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Leslie@ The tale of going natural
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May 22, 2011 at 2:29 am

When I have chidlren, I hope they are like yours.

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Melizzard May 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Goes to show even the Golden Rule can be pushed too far.

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