David was talking about about the skin biopsy he had at the NIH to his new friends he made this afternoon at my half-sister’s softball game,
“They’re going to make all kinds of different cells out of my skin cells. They’re going to make heart, lung and even nerve cells out of my skin cells.”
Now the kids were looking at him like he was a little crazy. So David defended,
“Well, I’m too little to have them doing surgery on all of those places. I’m just a little boy!”
It was very cute. I could tell the kids were getting a little wierded out by the conversation (which David wasn’t seeming to pick up), so I jumped in and guided the conversation back to normal kid things like Minecraft.
It was very sweet to hear David try to explain his little biopsy scar though. I think the little scientist in him likes learning all these new things about the human body…and then to make his little kid connections.
For example, sister’s apartment building goes from floor 12 to floor 14 (skipping 13), and David exclaimed this morning, “that’s just like us Mommy–it skips a number. The building has NEMO too!”
I guess he was paying attention when Dr. Hanson was explaining what it meant to have a mutation in our cells. We’re missing a little piece–