Friday, October 17, 2003

Insides Out

I went with my Mom to her school this afternoon to pick up some things. I wasn't prepared for what I saw in her room. Apparently her class, the 4th Grade, is studying the digestive system. They had a project that was color by number of the stomach and intestines. Only the intestines aren't wrapped up like you normally see them, but instead are strung out in a 16-18 foot line. So hanging from her ceiling were 18 stomachs with intestines strung out across the room. And if that wasn't 'eww' enough, they had to paste little phrases onto the project explaining what function it did. So one of the phrases was "unused food passes out of the body in the form of a bowel movement." Double eww. I'm going to have nightmares for a week.