A: (contemplating her almost-bare drumstick bone) Mommy, what do they do with the blood?
Me: What do you mean?
A: The people who sell the chickens to the store...do they squeeze the blood out first?
Me: I don't know. (I don't think I've ever thought about it!) Maybe the blood just cooks with the meat.
J: Yeah, I think that's what happens, because blood got into the milk when we were making it, so I know there was blood still in it.
About five minutes later, after Jaela and Macey had already left the table, Anya announced, "Mommy, another word for chicken-with-bones is drumsticks. Well, some people call it that."
Yes, Anya, most people call them drumsticks...and I doubt that they wonder much about what happens to the blood.