Sunday, June 14, 2009

Anatomy 101 Taught By A 5 Year Old

"Mommy, did you know that you have paper in your arm?" R. asked me the other day.

"Huh?" I responded.

"You have paper in your arm!" She repeated.

"Um, honey, I don't think so," I answered as delicately as I could, as R. can be quite stubborn bullheaded adamant about things.

"UH-HUH! Miss L. said so!" She countered. If she says Miss L., her Pre-K teacher, told her, then there was NO WAY I was going to convince her otherwise. But as she gets her tenacious traits from yours truly, I certainly couldn't let her think that there was actually paper inside a human's arm. Now could I?

Am because I'm so smart and knowledgeable, I needed to prove a five year old wrong. 'Cause I'm mature like that.

"I think maybe you misunderstood Miss L. because we do not have paper in our bodies. We--" R. cut me off in mid-sentence.

"No I didn't and YES WE DO!"

"We have bones and muscles in our arms," I continued.

"Oh, wait," she giggled, "Not paper, I meant tissue!"

10 comments:

The Fritz Facts said...

Oh man...she cracks me up.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Classic!

Jill said...

haha! My 4yo get so convinced by his own stories and his own interpretations I feel like such an idiot arguin with him but I can't help it because HE IS WRONG!! :-)

Midwest Mommy said...

lol I love it!

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Where is that tissue when I need to blow my nose?

What?

Oh. totally different things. Right.

(Cute kid!)

Amy Stover said...

That is so true about the teacher never being wrong. If any teacher or friend tells my niece Nikki something, it HAS to be true. But she won't believe anything her mom or I tell her. lol

anotherlinda said...

Great blog entry. I'm voting for you!

Tricia said...

Perfectly adorable!

Jen said...

That is a precious story! Sounds like a conversation I could've had with my own five-year-old!

Jen said...

That is a precious story! Sounds like a conversation I could've had with my own five-year-old!