Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Physics of Poop

The smallest fry in my house still requires a bit of "assistance" in the bathroom (frankly, I think he's milking this whole baby of the family thing), so we are frequently treated with an observation.

Tonight:

"Look! It's floating like a boat. Oh, and now it's sinking like a cannonball."

Look out MIT, here he comes!

6 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Mitch McDad said...

I think I was almost that smart at that age.

tegdirb92 said...

LOL--I love that. I still have three in diapers (three are trained) and I'm looking forward to a diaper free household!

Erica said...

Ah, the joys of boyhood! However- as a scientist, not a medical professional- I wanted to ask if the floater/sinker boy is the same one you blogged about that was requiring the need for you to wear a gas mask? If so- here some information from my noggin - poop floats based on fat content and actual gas content. So if your stinker has lots of floaters he may be either eating foods with a lot of fat, or he may not be processing all of the fats- which is a good problem that we all wish we had :)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Ha ha! I think my husband still does that! : )

Stimey said...

Every time my youngest poops, he tells me what it looks like: "Look! I made a question mark!" or "Look! It's a seven!"

littlebear said...

LOL! Well, poop IS fascinating, right?