HF came home this morning and was having trouble falling right to sleep. He's supposed to go straight to bed so that he can get up a little earlier than usual to spend time with his parents. He was thinking a lot about something he had to do last night. He had to shoot a deer that was impaled on a fence. There was no way of saving it. I asked him not to tell me any details if that was alright because it would probably make me cry. No joke. But he had to make the decision what to do and he decided that that was what he needed to do. Everyone agreed with him and so he did it. And it was over quick. He was 100% okay with it, but he was thoughtful about it because he has never killed a living thing before. I know to a lot of you this isn't a big deal to talk about or whatever, but I'm just glad that HF has "brothers" that he can talk to about things that I won't allow him to go into great detail with me. So I'm curious if any of you have a list of off-limits conversations. We might have talked about this before. Mine is pretty short.
- Animals having to be killed while alive and looking at you (I'm serious!)
- violent or sexual assaults against women and children.
On a happier note, welcome to Anna, a newly blogging police girlfriend. After just one post she already seems really cool. She's a hula/Tahitian dancer and says she has a bucket list that continues to grow. I'm curious to learn what's on that bucket list. I need to come up with a list. I'm too late to do the 30 things by 30, since I'll be 30 in January though. Maybe I will do a 40 things by 40. 10 years ought to be enough time, right?