parents, poultry, and productivity

Thomas: “Hey mom, I got a job.”

Mom: “That’s great sonny! Are you excited?”

Thomas: “I will be as soon as I’m actually working there.”

Mom: “Oh, that’s right. I forgot that about you. Your father was telling someone the other day, “Not only does Thomas not count his chickens ’till they’re hatched; he doesn’t count them until they’re fully grown up and he’s eating them.“”