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Yet Another Profound Observation

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Last Sunday afternoon the kids were sitting around the kitchen table, and we got into a discussion about animals. I found myself explaining to them that mammals are animals that nurse from their mommies when they are young. The five-year-old noted with some surprise that people are mammals, and we proceeded to further explore the class characteristics.

Not all mammals have hair, I explained, but most of them do, and almost all animals that do have hair are mammals (hairy spiders were later mentioned as an exception). At that point, said kindergartener observed, “Grampa doesn’t have hair, but he’s a mammal.”

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Written by Thag

April 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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