Caroline: Mama, do we have meat? I mean in our bodies.
Mama: Well, if someone was to cook you and eat you, your muscles would be meat.
Caroline: My muscles are meat?
Mama: In theory.
Caroline: Hm. Why don't people eat people meat like they eat animal meat?
Mama: It's frowned upon. And also, I bet you'd be gamey.
Caroline: I'M NOT GAMEY. Unless that's good.
Mama: No, it's just a really strong flavor. Like animals caught in the wild -- small birds, rabbits, even squirrel. They taste very particular. It's called gamey.
[silence for about 30 seconds]
Caroline: Why do we have bones?
Mama: Well your skeleton is sort of like your own frame. It supports you and allows you to move. If you had no bones, you would just be a puddle of flesh on the floor. Like when you take off your clothes, they have no frame or support and they are just a pile on the floor.
Caroline: Puddle of skin and muscle? Awesome!
Mama: Yes, who's hungry?
Caroline: I wish I had a zipper on my back so you could take out my bones and I could be like a dirty shirt.