Friday, March 14, 2008

a little anatomy lesson

Lying awake next to Ella in the middle of the night, tickling her belly as a way to get her back to sleep, she asks:

"Mommy, are these my kidneys?"

Me, half asleep: "What are you pointing at, honey?"

Ella: "These bumps," as she rubs her fingers along her rib cage, "These bumps...are these my kidneys?" (Where's she's even heard of a kidney before is beyond me!)

Me: "No, honey, those are your ribs. It's called a ribcage."

Ella: "Oh. My ribcage."

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Kidneys,'s all in there somewhere, isn't it??? :-)