01 September 2010

Did I do okay?

Today Jessie asked me, "Why do we have chins?"

I answered, "To hold our teeth up."

Was that right?

7 comments:

Joy said...

I think it was a good answer or you could tell him this...
the chin is an adaptive response to resist stresses caused by oblique contractions of the genioglossus muscles during speech.
I found it on google. But I like your answer better.
♥ Joy

Swift Jan said...

I think it was a brilliant answer!

Crazy Sister said...

Perfect.

Tracy P. said...

It was probably a more satisfactory answer than to give us a surface to rest on our fists when we're too tired to hold our heads up.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Good answer. I must remember that. You never know when a clever answer will be required, and it's much easier to steal someone else's.

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

great answer!

Emily Sue said...

I would have said, "to stop our tongues flopping all over our necks" but that answer may produce nightmares...