Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chicken Terror

This weekend we tagged along with Edward on a business trip to Branson. Edward's district manager organized a group outing to Dixie Stampede Saturday night. The Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show involves live animals, acting, stunts, lighting, sound and pyrotechnics. It was a lot of fun, and the dinner was ENORMOUS. No silverware is allowed, so the kids thought it was wonderful! At one point during the show, the waiters put huge, hot Cornish hens on each plate. I leaned over to Drew, and while reaching for his hen, I started to say, "Here. Let me open up your chicken so it can start to cool." But before I could finish the sentence, Drew nearly flew into my lap and screamed, "NO! Don't! It's too scary!!!!" I was a bit stunned, and it took me a minute to figure out what he was even doing. I thought he was joking at first, but it was soon evident that he was scared to death. I tried to get him to calm down, and he finally explained that he was too scared to see the "chicken's insides." I got it out of him that he was scared to look at it's skeleton. You would have thought someone was chasing after that boy with a chainsaw!