Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Prove it!

An equine anatomy lesson...

Did Santa bring a girl horse or a boy horse?

Bella says it's a girl. Ryan says boy. "Prove it!" he challenges Bella.
"Well, Mommy told me that boy horses have a bump at their bottom and girl horses don't and there's no bump on his bottom."

"Well, elves don't make details like that." He pauses. How can he convince his sisters that the horse is a boy? "Prove it again. Prove it a different way."

What started this whole conversation? I think they were styling the horse's mane and talking about whether or not it looks boyish.

Mommy says... It's a toy so it works just like your imagination. It can be whatever you want it to be in your own mind.

And in case you were wondering about the whole bump on the bottom thing... Grandpa bought the girls toy horse figurines at the museum this summer. One of them ended up with a stallion. I was merely pointing out the difference between the key anatomy features of a stallion versus a mare. And we were in a restaurant so I did not specifically mention the scientifically correct name of the part in question. I don't think I called it anything. Just showed them that one horse had something the other horse didnt.

Your welcome.

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