Monday, January 11, 2010

Kids Always Pick Mummies

Here's a phrase I never expected to hear from my sweet, innocent 7 year old daughter who runs screaming from bugs and spiders of all sorts: "Mommy, did you know that when the Egyptians made a mummy they pulled the brain out of the nostril?" How's that for a lovely Monday mental image?

Why is it that when presented with the veritable cornucopia of fascinating historical facts that is Ancient always go for the mummies? Even a soft hearted, girlie girl like Ella. She looked at the books in front of her and without a moment's hesitation went for "How Mummies Were Made." And notice that none of the religious, social or cultural elements caught her was the brain scooping. Fortunately, there isn't a "hands-on" lesson involved here.

Sorry, pause for an ewwwww moment.

Ok, back to business. Right now I'm trying to decide if I want to squash some of next week's Egypt lesson into this week so we can finish up this section. Next week covers the gods and goddesses of Egypt and the Exodus and I really don't want to try to explain the pantheon of gods to Ella. Especially the promiscious ones...or the ones who turned into hippos to settle their manly issues. Not kidding, Google it.

1 comment:

  1. Mummies are like mommies. They love to be wrapped with love and they never leave.
    Love You!
    Pops ;]