Dad and Toddler Become Viral After Talking Medicine at Dinner

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Most families stick to light-hearted topics when they are having a meal together. But not the Smith family. Thanks to three-year-old Summer, dinners at the Smith household turn into discussions about medicine.

Summer’s mom Janyl recently shared a video on TikTok in which the toddler asks her dad Marvin, a surgeon, a series of medical questions. The little girl wanted to know which bones did her dad fix and was curious about the anatomy of an ankle.

The clip quickly spread on social media, with internet users being amazed by Summer’s curiosity. 

@janylsmithesq

Every night our 3yo asks Daddy what bones he fixed that day. I don’t know the correct anatomical term, but “ball ankle” sounds good to me! #toddlersoftiktok #doctorsoftiktok #smartbabygirl #futuredoctor #orthopedicsurgeon #toocute

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As it turns out, the Smith family could have another doctor in its ranks once Summer grows up. In a chat with PEOPLE magazine, Janyl shared that the toddler started showing interest in medicine when she was two.

“We realized it when she was 2 years old,” Janyl said. “She would ask her father, who is an orthopedic surgeon, if he was going to ‘look at the bones’ when he would open his laptop to review imaging.”

Janyl initially wanted to capture dad and daughter’s medical conversations so she could show them to Summer once she grows up. However, they are so interesting that she couldn’t resist sharing it with other parents on TikTok. And it turns out that social media can’t get enough of them, considering that they regularly receive hundreds of thousands of views.

If Summer continues to learn about medicine at this pace, it wouldn’t be surprising to see her as the real-life Doogie Howser. Until then, check out more of her and her dad’s videos below.

@janylsmithesq

Playtime gets real when another patient is injured. Dr. Smith is on it! And Daddy, MD is so proud 😍 #smartbabygirl #futuredoctor #smartbabies #toddlersoftiktok #doctorsoftiktok

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@janylsmithesq

When I saw those perfect marks on my baby girl’s second semester report card you would’ve thought she won the Nobel Prize! 😂 We had to get Dr. Summer something she would love! She’ll be 4 soon—perfect time to start anatomy and physiology 🙌🏽🫀🩻👧🏽🥼 #motherhood #toddlersoftiktok #doctorsoftiktok #futuredoctor #smartbabygirl #babygenius #orthopedicsurgeon

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