Short came home from preschool today very excited. He was brandishing a simplistic Xeroxed picture of the human body, complete with heart and basic view of the circulatory system. “Mommy! Mommy! Guess what?” he inquired breathlessly. “Today we learned all about the human bean body and our heart. And the teacher even had a Mexiscope like the doctor, and she let us listen to our heart bumping.”
Well, it doesn’t get much better than that. What child doesn’t want to hear his heart bumping? (And who knew these stethoscopes were currently made in Mexico?)
“So the teacher told us all about the red blood and the blue blood,” Short continues. “The blue blood is, uh, water, and the red blood is …”
Tall thinks this would be a fabulous time to impart his special brand of knowledge. “Hot lava!” he squeals.
Short nods in instant recognition. “Yes.”
Oh, my. Call the med schools right now this second and get these two on the waiting list. They are obviously future cardiologist material.
(“Mother Of Volcanoes”)