Thursday, February 21, 2013

Anatomy of a Poop

J Bean: Why did you say Link's poop is smelly?

Me: Because poop is smelly

J Bean: Why is poop smelly?

Me: I don't have an answer for that.

J Bean: Is that a science question, can we look it up?

Me: No

J Bean: Why?

Me: Hey look something shiny!

I love to teach J Bean about science, but explaining to her the chemistry and the biology behind poop stench would just lead to a lot more discussions about my favorite pastime (going and cleaning) than I really want to have with a 3 foot tall contrarian. Not to mention the other parents from pre-k would probably be less than thrilled if I helped introduce gastric fluids and the methane and hydrogen sulfide content of farts to their dinner table chit chat. The irony of discussing poop with other adults here while hoping to avoid it being brought up around others is not lost on me... but you guys are cool.

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