Oh Deer…

15 Feb

I continue to be surprised by the things that seem innocent to us that will terrify C. Take last night for example. Sammy was outside barking up a storm at something and we finally figured out there was a deer eating a bush over at the church behind our house. D saw it first and said ,”Oh there is a deer eating the church!” He MEANT to say that there was a deer eating AT the church but that one little slip up threw C for a loop. She got a terrified look in her eyes and said, “Is the deer going to come here and eat our house?”  D being a smartass said, “No it can’t eat our house we have a fence.” That really didn’t help. C wanted to be picked up and then said in a scared voice, ” I think I should go to bed.”  I said, “Sweetie, it’s alright. Deer only eat plants. The deer is eating a bush at the church, it’s not eating the church…”

All it took was a missing “at” and we had to spend 10 minutes explaining that the deer wasn’t going to eat our house, wasn’t going to hurt us, would not be waiting to get her at the farm, might be related to  Vixen from Santa’s sled,and  was not going to leave the church and go eat her friend A. I think we finally had her convinced that the deer was more scared of her than she was of it.


One Response to “Oh Deer…”

  1. Wendy February 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    When I was babysitting her,she told me she didn’t like mice because they would eat her. I told her they were too small to eat people, but I’m not sure she was convinced.

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