Thursday, December 10, 2009

Everybody's got one

Maddy spent the better part of yesterday after school constructing herself an elaborately rendered cat costume. She made ears (conveniently attached to a headband), a tail, cat paws, and even a litter box and scoop.

When she was all dressed up, she came running to display her costume. Then she turned around and lifted the paper tail to reveal a....brown paper dot taped to the back of her pants. "What is that, Mommy? The cats each have one so I made one, but what is it?"

"It's an anus, honey," I said, shuddering on the inside at the word. "It's where the poop comes out."

"Like mine?"

"Yes, like yours. Everybody has one."

"Well, then I guess I don't need this one." With that, she pulled off the dot and threw it in the trash.