Cutest thing ever.
There’s a sweet pup curled up under my arm, a cat at my feet, it’s freezing raining outside (goodbye, 80 degrees), and my apartment is clean and...
Need to top-to-bottom clean my apartment, plan for the rest of the week (and ideally, the week after), and catch up on grading (which I...
Today my students started a survey of the invertebrate phyla. Our science department has about 3 or 4 dozen preserved animal specimens in jars and boxes for kids to look at and describe. It’s the sort of gross bio that the kids generally love, and my kids were very excited today about looking at all of the different animals. I did get some interesting conversations, though.
Student, after looking at a pig embryo: So are you going to bring in a baby?
Me: What? A baby what?
Student: Like in one of these jars.
Me: A baby what?
Student: Are you bringing in a baby for us to look at?
Me: A human baby?
Student: Yeah, like in one of these [indicates preserved dead animal]
Me: Are you asking me if I am going to bring in a human baby in a jar?