Mama Diaries

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Duck Milk

You would not believe some of the conversations I've had with my kids.  Last night, I had a rather interesting one with my teenage daughter.  I was helping her study for a science test which involved discussing the topic of reproduction.

"Did you know that men can produce milk?" she asked.

"No they can't!" I said.

"Yes, they can.  Look."  She pointed an article she found on the internet. "They have the hormones to do it.  I bet if a baby sucked hard enough, some milk would come out."

I tried very hard not to laugh.  "I bet in the whole history of the world, there has not been a single man who has produced one drop of milk for a baby!"

She was very insistent.  "But they have the ducks to do it!"

The ducks?

(She quickly caught her mistake, and we both started laughing.  So much for that study session!)

41 comments:

  1. LOL ducks that milk men. Now there's something you don't hear every day.

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  2. I don't think I'm even going to touch that line...

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  3. *LOL* Ducks have that magical effect, I suppose!

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  4. well we do have the milk glands but no hormones to trigger them

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    1. Supposedly you do, but the amount of those hormones in your body is so low, that it is highly unlikely you will ever produce one drop of milk. ;0)

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  5. Men just don't have their ducks in a row I guess lol

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    1. Haha! It would be funny to see what would happen if those ducks ever lined up!

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  6. I still have interesting conversations with my children. Talking to them is always the highlight of my day, my month, my year, my whole life.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's funny to see how their brains work, and to think that you helped produce such offspring!

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  7. Men had better beware... they've become 'sitting ducks' LOL

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    1. Ha! At least according to my daughter they are!

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  8. If a baby sucked hard enough, some milk would come out? Say it ain't so!

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    1. I don't think I'd test that hypothesis if I were you! ;0)

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  9. Can they? Don't think so...but ducks maybe...*ponders*

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    1. I think we'd better look this one up on the internet. ;0)

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  10. Let's see if those men are up to telling the truth. They can bring their ducks. Very funny.

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  11. Wouldn't want to be on the recieving end

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    1. Yes. I don't think it would be pleasant!

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  12. I've heard the same thing. I also heard that guys are sensitive like girls. I'm not going to be the one to test either theory.

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  13. lol- Kids definitely give us a fresh perspective on things. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. You never know what they're going to come up with!

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  14. Her curiosity is trying to explore the world and as a mother you should help her to explore like you did. Great mummy.

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  15. Lol. I'm going to laugh today if I hear someone say ducks.

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    1. I bet you're never going to look at a duck the same way!

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  16. When I stop laughing maybe I can think of something to say. :)

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    1. The visual on that is rather comical isn't it? ;0)

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  17. Hee, hee! I'll never think of ducks in the same way again!

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  18. At least your kid stood by her claim for a while, some insistence I might add. That's great character :)

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