Today I was sitting at the computer and Cadence walked up to me, "Mama, is Story the only one who has to have a bone marrow transplant?"
I said, "Yes, Story is the only one." She ran off to play and that was the end of our conversation.
I began to wonder what else she knew... was she jealous because Story was getting to have a bone marrow transplant and she didn't or did she know a bone marrow transplant wasn't a good thing and she didn't want one?
Tonight we were taking a bath together, so I decided to continue our conversation:
Me: "Cadence, what is a bone marrow transplant?"
Cadence: "It's when they take you bone marrow out." (Taking it out, killing it--same thing right?)
Me: "What happens after they take it out?"
Cadence: "They put someone else's in you."
Me: "What's going to happen to Story when they take her bone marrow out?"
Cadence: "They gonna put Lyric's bone marrow in her."
Me: "Cadence, what does your bone marrow do?"
Cadence: "It makes you blood."
This child just turned three at the beginning of September. It is amazing to me how much she knows. We make a real effort to make sure Lyric understands because she is older and she is going to be the donor. But, we have always assumed Cadence was too young to understand. I guess we were all wrong. She has learned all that from listening to us talk. Amazing!