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Also, my parents did (and do) have a lot of experience. They also have a love of the absurd and wicked senses of humor. They're the same parents who, when my brother and I started to figure out THE BIG LIE, put a bale of hay and a bag of carrots on our roof—almost killing themselves trying to climb up the old TV antenna on the side of the house. They knew if brother and I saw them going to that much trouble to leave food for the reindeer, that Santa could stay "real" for at least one more holiday.
I spoke to my brother this week. He was only 5 or 6 years old at the time, and he remembers this Saturday morning. He says he mostly only remembers the blood. He remembers they shot more than just one animal, and they definitely made an awesome mess.
Please don't doubt. They made such a huge mess, for the glee and absurdity of trying to do such a thing inside the house. This is what my parents did. Laugh in the face of hardship, and do it in the most unconventional way. It's real story from my real family, and I'm forever grateful it happened. I'm also thankful for each and every survival skill these people ever taught me.