Monday, February 04, 2008

She blinded me with science

Colin's school was off today, and he enjoyed a reprieve from the discipline of his school. We both went out for a while and dug in the pit (the bare dirt left behind from removing our above ground pool, until we get brave enough to install a pond).

Later, he asked me about a cat's skeleton while petting Fratello. He also asked, "Mommy, are there bones inside your eye? What is inside your eye?"

He got this:

You can see where he circled each number after I told him the name of the bone, and the schematic I drew of the eye. I wasn't sure if he understood the cross-section of the iris, lens, and retina (with the little flower image on it), since he looked so bored and distracted. Later in the day he said, "Mommy, there is a picture of the sun on the back of my eye," and I knew he got it.


Also, a question about what Pluto looks like lead to this poignant image:

7 comments:

mr man said...

nothing like a little science to while away the hours.

Anonymous said...

I would have like to see a picture of you digging in the pit!

Emily said...

Wow, Jenn! He's only 4!
:-)

But he's a bright one, our Colin. Glad he "got it" with the sun comment.

peevish said...

Poor Pluto!

ColeBugsmommy said...

You sound like Maureen (in a good way!) I love when Cole asks her a question and he gets an in-depth scientist explanation. It makes me chuckle, but he does learn1

EdamameMommy said...

Clever post title. More pics of you and kids, please. (not that I haven't enjoyed the many people-picless entries...)

EdamameMommy said...

and I can't get that song or images of Weird Science out of my head now..."You forgot to hook up the doll..." man I watched that too many times on HBO as a kid...