Yesterday Zoe and I were looking through one of her picture books when we came to a picture of a chicken. Zoe got pretty excited and started saying “eat, eat”. I thought that was a bit odd, but started to explain to her that chickens did in fact eat a lot, and that they pecked corn off the ground.
“No!”, Zoe interrupted, “Me!, Me Eat!”
Then she wanted to go through the rest of the animals on the page, “Eat Elephant?”
“No”, I explained we don’t eat elephants.
“Dog? Cat? Cow?”
I think I set her straight on which animals we eat and which we don’t, but I guess we’ll see when her first home ec. report card comes home.