My Favorite Body Parts

Sometimes it’s tough to come up with a blog post. Maybe you (well, I) haven’t been in the best of moods or the post that you (well, I) really want to write about isn’t coming out so easily.

And then your spawn provides material.


That’s Little Man. Little Man was supposed to be cleaning up his room today when he came into the living room with a handful of stuff.

“Look at these, Mommy,” he said, dumping the stuff on the couch. The stuff was some of the parts to his Human Body doll.

“Were these already out of your box?” I asked, since he was supposed to be putting things away, not taking them out. FYI, the box is actually labeled “Body Parts.” No, we don’t call LM “Dexter, Jr.”

“No, Mom, I just wanted to show you my favorite body parts!” he said with so much enthusiasm. “Look, there’s the brain, the heart…” and he listed the other things.

“That’s great,” I said, with as much enthusiasm as I could muster, considering he was supposed to be cleaning his room and instead he was showing me his favorite body parts, which isn’t a conversation I had ever anticipated having.

“Hold on, there’s one more,” he said, darting back to his room. “I forgot the penis!”

Uh, what? This was supposed to be a skeleton with some of the muscles and the organs. I was not aware of any penis.

“Here, look,” he said.

I looked. This was most certainly not a penis. “That’s not a penis,” I told him.

“Yes, it is.”

“No, it’s really not.”

“What is it then?” LM asked.

“Um…kidneys. And maybe a spleen.” A Google search was in order.

“Okay, that’s pretty much like a penis then,” LM told me.

“What? No.”

“Well, the kidneys make your pee and the pee comes out of your penis. So the kidneys are like a private part.”

We Googled. The “spleen” is actually the bladder. And I am a certified idiot for assuming spleen, when the thing is attached to the kidneys. Sigh, good thing I didn’t pursue that medical degree.



26 thoughts on “My Favorite Body Parts

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Long day here when I read “the spleen is actually the bladder” and I think “really? how come I never knew that before?”

    Duh. Reading is hard.

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  2. My spleen is full right now, lol. LM is so cute. He’s so excited about all this good stuff. So precious! And hugs to you my friend. May the force find us on our way to Middle Earth (yes I just did cross fandom.)

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  3. lolabipola says:

    That made me LOL! Very cute – I would never have guessed that was the kidneys and bladder – I see his point (kinda) about it looking a bit like a penis though! Oh what the minds eye can see!

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