Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Well Seasoned

Lately Kate has been very into how the human body works. She is intrigued at the idea of bones under the skin and can even name a few. She also loves to hold her neck and feel the food go down her throat as she swallows. Maybe she is destined to be a medical professional like both her parents, both her grandmothers, and her paternal grandfather?

Last night as we were tucking into bed, Jack asked for more water. I told him that he couldn't have more because it would make him pee out his diaper. Kate then asked how water makes pee. Was it splashing in the bathtub that made pee? I explained that we drink liquids like water and milk, our body uses the fluid that it needs and then our kidneys take out all the extra fluid and make pee. Kate was fascinated and, as usual when I explain something a bit complicated, she asked me to "Say that again." So I gave my simple explanation again adding that kidneys also filter out salt and other chemicals from the body.

"Kidneys take out salt?" Kate asked and then quickly added, "and pepper?"

5 comments:

AmyBow said...

What a great story. It really is amazing to see the world through the eyes of your kids. It is like being reborn.

Angela said...

That is too cute! Isn't it fun to watch our little ones explore and learn new things?

Penny said...

LOL! Tim is the same about the body stuff - he & Kate must be virtual twins. He was fascinated by the fact we have bones and asked if I had bones, and Daddy had bones etc etc. Now we get regaled with stories about how his food goes into his tummy and then down into his bottom and into his poo. It's a great conversation to have at dinner time when you've got visitors I can tell you.

Penny said...

Oh and he talks about his "wee tank" too... that one was his own invention since I used "bladder" when explaining.

GreenStyleMom said...

oooo... we haven't gotten past the stomach for where food goes. Not looking forward to the talk poo talk!