Once a year we buy a cow from a local farmer.
It's cheaper that way for us to buy our meat and for me it makes everything just that much easier. Kind of a one and done. This past Friday our cow was ready to be picked up at the small town butcher that works with the farmers in our area. So I packed up my little boy and off we went.
On the way back from picking up the cow we stopped very quickly at a jewelry store in order to drop something off that needed repairing. This jewelry store is fancy-shmancy. We were SO out of place there, it was not even funny. But what was even more funny was the conversation that my son had with one of the sales ladies. It was all I could do to stifle the laughter….
"So what are you and your mom up to today?"
"We just went and picked up our cow."
"A real cow?"
"Where did you put it?"
"Oh, Mom put it in the back of our van."
"Your van? That's right outside in the parking lot?" By this time the sales clerk was craning her neck to look out at all the vans in the parking lot.
"Yes. She put it in a really big box."
She was about to say something else when I couldn't keep the laughter in any more. Turned to my son and said it's time to go. We got outside and I high-fived my son.
"What was that for?"
"Oh nothing….except you just made my day."