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what would you say?

pug lover
November 20th, 2006, 08:45 AM
heres the scenario

i am driving down a darker road with 3 kids in the van i see something moving in the middle of the road i flash my high beams see its a deer

i slow down:thumbs up the out of the ditch -- i am almosted stopped-- a buck appears and MOUNTS the poor deer which is now in front of my van

the 3 kids are screaming 2 just woke up thinking that the buck is killing bambi:rolleyes:

kids ages 5, 7 and 10 the whole encounter took approx 4 minutes

we saw EVERYTHING

what would you say to the bambi loving kids??

jiorji
November 20th, 2006, 08:51 AM
ummm.........all i can think of is "i so wouldn't want to be in your position right now" lol:eek:

Hunter's_owner
November 20th, 2006, 08:52 AM
LMAO:D

I'm not sure what I would say, but I would have a hard time controlling the laughter, that's for sure:o
Ummm...maybe say something like, no they are friends and they are "playing":shrug:

happycats
November 20th, 2006, 09:14 AM
My son went on a farm trip with his class this fall, and all the kids saw 2 cows "going at it"
And it was my son who broke the silence by saying "Look at those two cows dancing!":o
So you can always tell them they were dancing? (the dance of love:D )

Dogastrophe
November 20th, 2006, 09:33 AM
If it happened on the road I would say that the doe didn't signal her intention to stop and the buck was on his cell phone and not paying attention to the deer in front and caused an accident. Because of the impact it took several minutes of backing up and going forward to untangle the two 'vehicles'. :crazy:

Hunter's_owner
November 20th, 2006, 09:58 AM
Now that's a good answer:thumbs up

Frenchy
November 20th, 2006, 11:20 AM
If it happened on the road I would say that the doe didn't signal her intention to stop and the buck was on his cell phone and not paying attention to the deer in front and caused an accident. Because of the impact it took several minutes of backing up and going forward to untangle the two 'vehicles'. :crazy:

Good one ! And you might want to add ; that is why you should never use your cell on the road ! :D

mummummum
November 20th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Sometimes Mother Nature provides us with the perfect introduction to "The Talk". Given the state of music videos and advertising in general, kids are aware of and accept without a thousand questions afterward far more than we give them credit for and imagine they know. Sometimes even a simple answer like "That's how they make a baby bambi" is all they need.

Prin
November 20th, 2006, 12:46 PM
5 is a bit young... 7 still too young... but if it had been the 10 year old in the car alone...
"When a mommy deer and a daddy deer fall in love (temporarily), the daddy deer hugs the mommy deer sometimes. But because they're on 4 legs, hugging is extra hard, so he does it from the top." :D

Schwinn
November 20th, 2006, 01:02 PM
ummm.........all i can think of is "i so wouldn't want to be in your position right now" lol:eek:j

That's what you'd say to the deer, or Pug Lover? ;)

I'd probably go with, "Look! A firefly!' and point out the window furthest away. :D

4 minutes, huh? Yeeeaaaa...most of the rest of my comments are inappropriate for here...

pug lover
November 20th, 2006, 06:45 PM
poor bambi

me and the oldest had a chat about what happened -- onlycause he was mine-- think the other 2 are still tramatized--they not MY kids i just the driver

bad buck- just cause i asked my kid to keep a close eye out for deer on the side of the road :sad:

joeysmama
November 20th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Oh my gosh ! You can't make this stuff up. That's hysterical. I'm sorry to laugh, but parenting is such a wild ride isn't it? Was the buck singing that Beatles song "Why don't we do it in the road?"

Writing4Fun
November 21st, 2006, 02:31 PM
5 is a bit young... 7 still too young... but if it had been the 10 year old in the car alone... You'd be surprised! At 6 years old, my little guy was learning about the life cycle of humans in school last year. Completely floored me when he asked why God decided to give girls (not boys) a uterus. :eek: :eek: :eek:

The 10 year old probably would have rolled her eyes at your explanation, Prin. :p

muckypup
November 21st, 2006, 02:37 PM
Why not just say they were mating? :shrug:

technodoll
November 21st, 2006, 02:38 PM
i just HAVE to ask... why did you stay parked there for 4 minutes and watch the whole thing... why not just drive off? :confused:

he he he... Makin' Bambi babies... :D stuff kids want to know about :party:

Prin
November 21st, 2006, 02:48 PM
I'm guessin' they were in the way... :D

technodoll
November 21st, 2006, 03:14 PM
I'm guessin' they were in the way...

that's what honking the horn is for :D LOL Too bad you didn't have a videocamera handy... could have sold the footage to Discovery Channel's Wild Encounters :D

CyberKitten
November 21st, 2006, 05:19 PM
I would explain what was happening. I see kids of all ages and they know so much more than even I knew at their young ages - tho my grandparents did have a farm and I did see various "things" - ahem, lol (as do many young children). Of course, how you explain it is critical and therein is the skill of a parent. There are numerous books on the market to explain this. I have had children as young as 7 (my niece's age!!) ask me whether such and such a medication or procedure's will affect their ability to have babies when they are older. Granted, children who are seriously ill often mature quickly but we hear it from kids of all ages.

I am betting that if Art Linkletter did his show )Kids say the darndest things", he might have do some very serious editing, lol

You could of course explain Bambi and her friend were just playing. Ask them if they know how rough kittens sometimes play (or puppies, rabbits - hmmm, maybe not the rabbits, lol) and say that bigger animals also like to play like that. It all depends how comfortable you feel explaining it all.

Cinnabear
November 22nd, 2006, 12:36 AM
The truth about what they are doing. No need to cover it up. Facts of life.

pug lover
November 22nd, 2006, 06:32 AM
my kid the 10 yr old knows what was happening--the other 2 who were sleeping in the back woke to my kid screaming "deer"

didnt think it was appropriate to explain what was happen to the other 2

coulnt get found them they in the middle of the road.... however if i had a sling shot with me.........:D that buck would have gotten one in the backside

nothing to hurt him we use dog kibbles but would have given him something to think about:thumbs up

unfortunately the road we were travelling on is small, dark and surrounded by bush on either side-- we have asked to have the deer in there culled:sad:
but there are just way too many in there so incidents like this and dead deer on the side of the road are frequent--just never happened to me before

Rick C
November 22nd, 2006, 08:48 AM
Roll down your window, honk your horn and yell: "Get a room you two!!!"

Then nose your van ahead until they get out of the way.

Say nothing to the kids.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

joeysmama
November 22nd, 2006, 11:06 AM
If deer "daddies" are anything like human daddies honking the horn wouldn't have helped anyway. Neither would a sling shot. That buck was likely a "man on a mission"--not easily distracted from the task at hand.;)

Moddies--how did I do keeping that "family friendly'? I think this thread has something like 100 euphemisms by now. LOL !

OntarioGreys
November 22nd, 2006, 04:59 PM
Just need to keep it simple and say they are making babies, most have learned already that babies come from inside mommies tummies