Simple Sunday – Scatting

Allow me to tell you a few things I recently learned about wombat scat from my eight year old son.

Wombats communicate with each other by way of their droppings, or scat.

A single wombat can leave over one hundred droppings in a night (they sure have a lot to say!).

Cube like in shape so it won’t roll off rocks, a wombat’s scat tells many tales.

This weekend Cody created a wombat diorama that he will present to his class and that will be on display this Thursday, the night of his class’s Australian play.  He carefully labeled the various parts of the wombat habitat, making sure that the dark colored, cube like scat was front and center and clearly labeled.

Wombat Scat

Carter, who was an active observer during the diorama making, disappeared as the project was wrapping up.

Then I heard his voice from down the hallway.

carter:  Momma!!  Momma, I am scatting!!

Yup, he was in the bathroom…

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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10 Responses to Simple Sunday – Scatting

  1. theroommom says:

    That diorama is awesome!

  2. I loved the ‘cool wet forest’ 🙂

    • shoes says:

      He was torn about this forest description. They do live in “cool, wet” forests but he only had black clay left for the wombat scat which would be indicative of a drought. If there is a drought in the diorama then how can the forests be wet and cool? I told him that I thought it would be alright and that if his teacher called him on it, he could explain the lack of non-drought colored clay for the scat.

  3. …and a Family Meme is born! 🙂
    Awesome diorama!

  4. John Coleman says:

    This is too fantastic. Thanks for the laughs. Part of the humor for me is that scat is also improvisational jazz singing. I’ll throw in, too, that I recently learned that caterpillar droppings are call frass–just in case your kiddo has another school project! John

    • shoes says:

      Hahaha! Thanks for the comment. I had no idea scat was a musical term and it makes my post just that much more funny.

      I will be sure to drop the term frass in the next casual conversation I have about caterpillars and amaze my friends. 🙂

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