Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Epiphany at Girls' Camp
My favorite story from Girls' Camp happened when the Beehives were cooking lunch the first day I got there. Hamburgers were on the menu and they were putting the patties on the grill. One of the older Beehives noted that there was a lot of red stuff coming out of the meat as it cooked. One of the leaders told her it was blood.
"Blood?!?!?!? As in real blood?" she squealed.
"Well, um, yes. This is from a cow."
She was incredulous. "A real cow? Like the animal?"
Then she came over to where I was sitting to share this shocking news: "When they were cooking the hamburgers over there, all this red stuff came out of the meat. They said it was cow's blood!!"
I couldn't help myself. I muttered, just loud enough for one of my former Mia Maids, Leah R., to hear, "Yeah. You'd expect that, being cow meat and all."
I'm such a compassionate and caring leader...so sympathetic to a 13-year-old's naivete.