Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A 6 Year Old and a 5 Year Old’s Views on Genetics

A conversation between Zach, Ryan, and I on the way home from school.

Z “Mom, today I learned that I’m made of parts of everyone in my family.”

me “Really? Did you learn what it was called?”

Z “Um gen-something. But you know what it is, right?”

me “Genetics.”

Z “Yeah! My teacher said we’re made up from parts of our family we live with. Like you and Daddy and Ryan and Bella.”

R “What about Scarlet? She lives with us.”

Z “Nooo. Scarlet’s a dog. People aren’t made from dogs.”

R “Well, I want to be made out of part of Scarlet, not you.”

me “Technically, you are only made out of pieces of…”

Z “Ryan, you don’t get to pick who you’re made of!”

R “Uh-huh and I pick not to be made out of you!”

Z “No! You can’t do that! We both have brown eyes like Daddy so we’re made out of him.”

R “No! I have different brown eyes! Not your brown eyes!”

Z “And I have red hair like Mommy so I’m made out of her.”

R “Wait.. what about me? How am I made out of Mommy?”

(see Zach look over at Ryan)

Z “Huh, you don’t have red hair so I guess you’re not made out of her.”

R “MOMMY!! Zach said I’m not made out of you!”

3 comments:

Kimberlee said...

What a great conversation to capture. :D

Auntie T said...

Too precious. Are you going to make a scrapbook page of their conversation?

P.S. I like the new header on your blog...and I like it even better when I realized it is a picture of your little Belly.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is too cute!