“What temperature is your body after you die?” –Emily
In the car on the way home from school today, Emily was expressing her frustration over the school nurse saying, “Well, you don’t have a temperature.” “I mean, come on mom, everyone has a temperature.” I glanced over at her and told her I thought that, technically, she was correct. She followed up with, “She should say ‘fever’.” “I’d correct her but she is a nurse after all.” After pausing to consider this for a moment, she popped the crazy question of the day.
Whenever I don’t know the answer to one of their crazy questions, I do what most people do these days. I google it. Wikipedia came close, but I couldn’t find a really good answer to this question. So I asked my husband whose grandfather was a funeral director. Greg’s best guess was “room temperature.” This sounds logical enough to me, but if any of you know the answer, Emily would love to hear it.