Um, no. Thanks for that. I'll be sure to sleep less than 3 hours tonight now.
The next morning, Reed was awake before 6. He usually sleeps until about 7-7:30. He definitely knew that he was going "out in the woods with Daddy," and he was SO excited. He actually walked out of his room wiggling and pumping his fists with anticipation! We dressed him up, Jacob painted his face, and they headed out. And just like that, I realized I didn't have a baby anymore.
At work, I got a text from Jacob at 6:43 that they weren't hearing anything. At 6:48, I received this picture:
Let me take just a moment and brag on my hubby and his ethical hunting practices. I really appreciate how considerate Jacob is about the environment and life of the animals he hunts. He is a fair hunter, no drives or timed feeders. We eat everything he kills, and we are thankful for the life of the animal. I know hunters have a bad rep sometimes, but when you do it right, it is a practice that teaches some of the most important life lessons a kid can learn.
Me: Reed! What did you do today? Did you get a turkey?
Reed: (nonchalantly) Yeah. And SUCKERS!
Me: And suckers? That's great!
Me: Were you in the woods with Daddy? What did you do?
Reed: Daddy did a turkey cawwwwllll.
Me: You saw a turkey?
Reed: No (shakes head emphatically). Daddy did the call.
Me: Oh! The call! What sound does a turkey make?
Reed: GOBBLE GOBBLE!!
Me: Wow! That's cool. Then what happened?
Reed: Two turkeys.... (mutters intelligible words).... Daddy got it.... (still can't tell what he's saying, he's excited)... and the turkey was on FIRE... (what? We still don't know what he means by that. Maybe the color?)... AND WE GOT A TURKEY!
Me: That's is so awesome, buddy! I'm so proud of you.
Reed: (coolly) Yeah.
Me: Do you want to go again?
Reed: YEAH YEAH YEAH!