Mama Diaries

Friday, December 7, 2012

How the Heart Works

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said.  "The heart has a butt that never stops working."

I looked at that kid.  "Bubba, the heart does not have a butt."

"Yes, it does," he said.  "It pumps poop and pee out the back end into the body."

I shook my head. "No, Bubba.  Here's how it works:  Blood from the lungs goes into the left atrium, through the left ventricle, and out into the body.  Then it comes back through the right atrium and right ventricle and returns to the lungs to get more oxygen.  It has absolutely nothing to do with bodily excrements!"

My son looked at me like I had rocks in my head. "Mama, you don't know what you're talking about.  The heart has a butt.  My teacher said so!"

Alright, then.  I see I'm going to have to pay a little visit to that institution called a school to find out what kind of anatomical nonsense is being spewed to our kids!

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  1. Well, I'll be curious what the teacher has to say to you at that institution called a school :)

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    1. Not quite sure how to bring up the subject: "Um, excuse me. What are you teaching my kid about the heart having a butt?" LOL!

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    1. That's the crazy thing. Usually when he's joking around, he has a twinkle in his eyes, and he starts chuckling. He was totally serious!

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  4. Hmmm that I never knew, I wonder if my heart's butt rhymes too? haha

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    1. It's butt rhymes, too, and so does it's poo!

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  5. O...k! Yeah, it might be time to figure out what's going on. Hehe!

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    1. I'm kind of afraid of what I'll find out!

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  6. Oh my gosh... Yeah, sometimes I'm afraid what my kids are learning at school. Gaaaaaah...

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    1. Oh! And I forgot to say thanks for signing up for the Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest! (Not sure if I mentioned it in an earlier post) But I'm stoked you're participating! :D

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    2. I'm hoping this was something out of his wild imagination!

      I'm stoked about the blogfest, too! It's going to be a blast!

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  7. Look forward to the teacher's explanation of that one!

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    1. Me too! I'll let you know what she says.

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  8. I'd be curious to hear what his teacher says!

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  9. lol? That's super freaky! I can't even imagine how that can be explained, lol.

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    1. I can't imagine why a teacher would come up with an analogy like that, if that's what it was. Crazy!

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  10. I can't wait to hear what the teacher has to say.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Oh my, so surprising what teachers are teaching, that's worrying.

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    1. There has to be some kind of misunderstanding!

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  12. Can't wait to hear more about how the heart's butt works (-:

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  13. Haha...You HAVE to post the explanation you get to this one!!

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  14. I'd like to know what the teacher says to you! I obviously missed that lesson!

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  15. Ha ha. Looks like a teacher doesn't know his/her terms.

    Anytime one of my students asks me a science question I tell them to go ask the science teacher.

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    1. Yeah, I really don't know what to say about this one. I think she got the circulatory system and the excretory system mixed up!

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  16. Precious! Maybe he misheard something! I hope you're going to let us know!

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  17. Good for You! You'll be doing your job as a parent! :-D

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  18. *LOL* I hope he misheard something. I'd give a stern glaring at any teacher that said the heart has a butt!

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