So, I have to send out a huge thank you to that blessed Disney movie The Lion King for without it I would not have know quite how to explain away the buffet that took place yesterday in front of my two youngest children.
While we were waiting for my oldest son to come out of his piano class, we noticed a few birds hovering and flying about. We had great view from the interior of my van and enjoyed this spectacular scene of nature for a few moments until I spied exactly what they were up to . . . road kill.
A dead squirrel to be exact.
Right in front of my van.
And, no before you get all up in arms, it wasn’t me that hit the poor deceased squirrel. It looked like it had been dead a while what with its poor limbs all stuck up and all.
In fact, can we please have a moment of silence for that poor squirrel?
Anyway . . .
I distracted the boys and started messing with my blackberry when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed the feasting begin. I immediately looked for my boys so as to shelter them from the macabre incident taking place, but it was too late. Both of them were staring . . . wide-eyed, mouths open . . . unable to look away.
I sighed and asked them to look at me so I could see how traumatized they were.
“That’s kind of nasty to see isn’t it boys?” I said scrambling for something profound yet funny to change the somber mood. I suddenly heard the great words of Elton John’s Circle of Life song and managed to say “It’s life though.”
My middle son must have heard the same thing as he piped up, “Yes, it’s the circle of life. That squirrel will feed the birds mum. It’s life.”
“Yes, hun. You are so right.” I replied.
I looked at my littlest man and asked him if he was okay and he said in a very wise tone, “I okay mummy . . . those birds are just hungry.”
My children are very wise indeed.