I love the things toddlers and preschoolers say.
To the average adult there is a stick and a turkey baster in the picture above. And, pretty much, the stick would be tossed back outside if it were up to me and the turkey baster just gets used to baste the turkey at Thanksgiving….
But to my imaginative 3 year-old son?
It’s no average stick and turkey baster… Instead it is a Viking Stick and Turkey Beater. And they have very specific and different jobs.
That Viking Stick ? He found it when we were walking home from Mamaw and Papaw’s house. He uses it to scare away and beat up coyotes and wolves, and most importantly, it makes him BRAVE. (He told me this at least half a dozen times on the way home with it that night.)
And so the Viking Stick has earned a prominent place on our kitchen table, where it is safe from our stick-loving dog. (That would NOT make a happy 3 year-old!) And the Turkey Beater keeps appearing, just in case a turkey walks across they yard one day…
Now, if you will excuse me, we have some coyotes and wolves to fight off with the Viking Stick!