It's that time of the week again! Time to link up to Alphabe-Thursday with Jenny Matlock. The letter this week is the letter G. G is for gross (but really funny!).
The other day, my daughter showed me the critters she made out of her legos. "Can you guess what they are?" she asked. I went through the usual list of guesses: animals, people, and bacteria (that one is a usual one for my daughter).
My daughter laughed, then told me that they were parasites! The big green one is a tapeworm. The one on wheels is a filarial worm. It's hitching a ride on a mosquito. Did you know that the filarial worms can cause elephantiasis? Me neither, but my 7-year old daughter did! I was too embarrassed to ask her what elephantiasis is.
According to my daughter, two of these parasites can be deadly! I don't remember which two, however. Even the tapeworm can ruin eyesight, according to my daughter.
So what kind of bizarre things do your kids make out of their legos? Can anyone beat parasites?
I didn't think so!
Here is a portrait I found of someone suffering with elephantiasis. Pretty gross, huh?