Last week Allison came home from school with her “story of the week” I like to call it. I’m always afraid of these because I wonder how much this school is affecting her psyche. After all I’ve tried so hard not to let my psyche affect hers. It’s complicated.
This is the story this time:
Allison: Today in science class Mr. Ross passed cat guts around the classroom.
Me: What? Did you say cat guts?
Allison: Yes, and we could touch them if we wanted to. I touched the kidney and it made my fingers tingle even after I stopped touching it.
Me: Yeah, formaldehyde will do that to you. You washed your hands after this right?
Allison: Then I touched the liver, well I thought it was the liver, but it turned out to be the bladder and it was full of urine!
Me: (dead silence, but with a horrified expression).