More on bodies and bodily functions
May17

More on bodies and bodily functions

Our bodies do some interesting things, particularly farting, weeing and pooing. Here are some mysteries about the human body from my eternally inquisitive kids… B2 age 7 1/2: How may out of 10 people are double-jointed? B2 age 7 1/2: If I could lose one thing my brain does, it would be pain. LG age 5 (in a toilet cubicle): It says no smoking in here, but what if you were smoking and you need the toilet? B1 age 9 3/4: Why do...

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Bodies and bodily functions
Feb29

Bodies and bodily functions

We all have bodies. And those bodies do stuff. But how they do it, and why they do it, are endlessly fascinating. And it’s always the more disgusting functions that are the most fascinating… LG age 5: I did a really little wee this morning. B2 said it was two seconds, he timed it. B1 age 9 3/4: Can you burn sweat? LG age 5: Why have your boobies gone brown? LG age 5: All my teeth are wobbly, but not that one because...

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Bodies again
Jan08

Bodies again

The kids remain endlessly fascinated by bodies. Particularly ladies’ bodies. Spot the question which scared me. Was hoping for a few more years before I had to face up to the whole girls and body image. issue. LG age 4 3/4: This thumb feeled (sic) like it had a plaster on it because it feeled so warm. Me: Will you give me a big hug after the run? LG age 4 3/4: No, because you’ll be sweaty. OK, I won’t touch your...

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Bodies part 1
Nov18

Bodies part 1

We all have them, but they’re all different. Bodies are endlessly fascinating for kids. And they haven’t learned that there are some things that we just don’t talk about. Probably best not to read this one when you’re eating. LG age 4 1/2: How do ladies get it not like that? (Hair ‘down below’) LG age 4 1/2: Can I ask an important question? Why do my eyebrows go darker in the winter? LG age 4 1/2: I...

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