June 22, 2009
How to Become a Vegetarian in One Easy Step
The other night at dinner we sat down as a family over some delectable, juicy pork loin, stuffing and vegetables.
We talk of the days events, life, or whatever the kids want to talk about.
As we're sitting there, Julius (who is our science guy and avid learner) asks, "Is pork a pig?"
"Mmmhmm," I said as I stuffed more in my mouth.
"What part of the pig is the pork chop?"
I glanced over at Rob, not being up on my pig anatomy and all. He looks back at me for a minute. I can see the wheels turning.
I ventured a guess. "Shoulder?"
He nodded. "Pretty sure."
Julius stuffs another piece of food in his mouth. "This is really good pig shoulder, Mom. It's very juicy."
My mouth suddenly dried up.
Julius chewed a while. "What part of the pig is bacon?"
"His belly, I think." I glanced over at Rob who nodded.
"What about ham?"
"Oh, well, that one I think is his hip, kind of right here..." I motioned from my waist down around to the bottom of my, well, bottom.
Julius put down his fork and laughed and laughed. "Ham is pig butt, ham is pig butt!"
"Pig BOTTOM," I corrected, pushing my plate away. My appetite was decidedly diminished.
Rob eyeballed my plate. "Are you gonna finish that pig shoulder?"
"Um, no, definitely not."