So Daddy is going in the woods to shoot something? With a gun?
But...Bambi. Bambi's Mom. Why would he do that?
There weren't always supermarkets. That used to be how people would get food. The Daddies and Mommies would have to go into the woods and find it. Sometimes people didn't have money to buy things, and they could trade parts of the meat for things like flour or sugar.
(thinks for a bit)
So are we poor?
We usually go to Tobey's.*
Yes we do.
Will Daddy bring home the deer? Do I have to eat it?
No. He may bring home some part of the meat, but it will be small, and daddy will eat it. You can try some if you want to. (I can see he's thinking an entire dead deer carcass is going to be there the next time he opens the fridge)
Why is Daddy doing this?
Because he grew up doing this with his father.
Do I have to go kill deers when I get big?
*a mispronunciation of Sobey's, a chain store around here.