Yesterday Hooty wanted to know how pee is made. So I tried my best to explain the process in a way a 4 year old would understand and said something in the lines of, “Well, when we drink water, our body uses it for things like digesting food, making tears and blood and getting rid of bad stuff for the body and all the extra water goes into a little bag called the bladder. And when it’s full, your brain says…hey Hooty…you better go pee now,..and so you go to the toilet.”
She was quite happy with the explanation…well for a while at least and THEN she asks me, “So, how many more plastic bags do we have in our body to fill up!”
And again after a while she says, “but Ammi, where is the opening to the bag?”…
I think I’ve made a mess of the whole thing ha?...but how do you explain about kidneys and bladder and the whole Excretory System to a 4 year old?